Definition of air letter in English:

air letter

noun

  • A sheet of light paper folded and sealed to form a letter for sending by airmail.

    • ‘When I left India and couldn't cook at all at 20 I started writing to my mother and she sent me back air letters, so I started with these air letters and began cooking.’
    • ‘For international destinations (excluding Japan): week of Dec. 3 for everything, including air letters and cards, air packages, global priority mail and international express mail.’
    • ‘Some foreign air letters may have stamps all over them, just send them in ‘as is’.’
    • ‘Other shipping methods (air letter rate, surface mail) available on application. The rate for Air Letter is shown below’
    • ‘In addition to the convenience of departmental collection, your next day air letters qualify for a discounted rate.’
    • ‘Dispatch undeliverable air letters, aerogrammes, and air postcards bearing a return address to the appropriate air exchange office as if they were originating mail.’
    • ‘He always wrote on pale blue aerogramme paper (air letter sheets), the kind where you fold and lick the tabs on the top and sides, transforming them into simple but elegant envelopes.’
    • ‘We are grateful to the people for the interest they showed in mailing air letters during this week.’
    • ‘This was even more likely before fellow collectors started to pay attention to formula air letter sheets.’
    • ‘The more usual air letters and covers from Seychelles were however usually censored in the islands both by the Army and the RAF..’
    • ‘The back of the previous air letter is shown at right.’
    • ‘Second day air letters and packages cost around two-thirds the price of next day service.’
    • ‘I always make sure there are sufficient stamps and air letters to be sold to the public.’

Pronunciation

air letter