Definition of balmy in English:

balmy

adjective

  • 1(of the weather) pleasantly warm.

    ‘the balmy days of late summer’
    • ‘Two balmy and often sunny days passed right before our eyes.’
    • ‘It was a balmy, sunny, tropical day, and the waters looked clear and calm.’
    • ‘The Big Chill came just days after balmy weather which saw temperatures reaching double figures at the start of the week.’
    • ‘It was such a balmy evening we chose to sit outside, a decision we did not regret.’
    • ‘Everything was tossed into further bloom and the weather was warm and balmy every day.’
    • ‘One night the moon was full, the sky clear, and the air balmy, so my partner and I had dinner and waited for dark.’
    • ‘Friday was officially the last day of the wet season and, as if to commemorate its passing, the evening was warm, still and balmy.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, it was a delightful town, and on this particular day the weather was warm and balmy.’
    • ‘The weather was balmy with a pleasant temperature.’
    • ‘I find myself on a balmy, sunny day, pounding the streets of an ancient city in search of contemporary art.’
    • ‘Interstate visitors commented that we who live here take it all for granted, alluding to clear days, balmy nights and the Ranges at our doorstep.’
    • ‘I mean, it's not balmy or sunny, but it's not too bad either, considering I was still wearing two layers of clothes a week ago.’
    • ‘York may have been basking in balmy weather this week - but the elderly and vulnerable in the city were today warned to brace themselves for what could be the coldest winter in nearly a decade.’
    • ‘Sunny beaches and balmy winters are part of the good life in Florida.’
    • ‘It was particularly taxing, because with the clear skies, warm sun, and still, balmy weather we experienced for the entire journey, it became really quite hot in the car.’
    • ‘Dinner served here under the stars on a warm balmy night is unforgettable - rather like the entire Curaçao experience.’
    • ‘Where was the balmy weather for which California is known?’
    • ‘Just got back from coffee break, where a few of us were sitting out in front of the Leabharlainn, enjoying some fine balmy early-autumn weather.’
    • ‘It is easy to be blinded by the brilliance of that balmy Melbourne night.’
    • ‘We sat side by side on the lounge, the jazzy tune softly streaming through the speakers on a warm and balmy summer's night.’
    mild, gentle, temperate, summery, calm, tranquil, clement, fine, pleasant, benign, soothing, soft
    fragrant, scented, perfumed
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  • 2North American dated Extremely foolish; eccentric.

    ‘this is a balmy decision’
    • ‘Both have palmy trees and sunny places in the south; both have balmy people and shady characters in the north.’
    1. 2.1 Mad; crazy.
      ‘I think he's gone balmy again’

Pronunciation:

balmy

/ˈbä(l)mē/