Definition of 'balmy'
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There will be no balmy spring weather this week but nor should such fierce gales return. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Those were golden days and balmy nights! The Wind in the Willows (1908)The balmy weather may go some way to making up for the soggy summer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This time it came under floodlights on a balmy desert night. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The balmy weather is to continue this week. The Sun (2012)It was a balmy night and a barmy night. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Families flocked to beaches around the country over the weekend to make the most of the balmy weather. The Sun (2011)The bar is stocked with bottles that recall epic nights under balmy stars and toasts to famous futures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The latter looks along the river and is the perfect place to enjoy maximum sunlight and the balmy air. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The double-height windows and balcony are great for entertaining on balmy summer nights or during the carnival. Times, Sunday Times (2007)December 1981 began mild and balmy before the temperatures suddenly plunged. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Talk of global warming will fill the balmy air of Hawaii this week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This week's balmy weather seemed somehow cheating. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We wanted to make the most of the balmy night, starry sky and beaming moon. The Sun (2011)The balmy weather is down to hot air coming from the Mediterranean. The Sun (2009)The balmy dry weather of September seems a distant memory. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And while some of us will be hoping for a balmy summer to follow, that could spell more misery for many. The Sun (2011)IT is a balmy night in a pretty seaside town a few miles from Barcelona. The Sun (2013)Add a little sparkle to your summer with this fabulous crystal and pearl watch - just perfect for warm sunny days and balmy summer nights. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We might begin to conjure up something of the pleasure of those balmy nights that many of us have enjoyed on holiday in the Med. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Met Office said balmy westerly breezes will blow in tomorrow night from the tropics. The Sun (2011)Yet it was only last week that Britain was bathed in balmy, mild winds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For an Iowa winter that is positively balmy, and milder conditions may entice more people out to vote. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Princess organised a huge celebration with a live band, fireworks and the countdown all taking place out at sea in the balmy Caribbean air. The Sun (2011)
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