zephyr (ZĔF-ər)


Definition (Noun) A soft, mild, gentle wind or breeze. In Context "There was not even a zephyr stirring; the dead noonday heat had even stilled the songs of the birds; nature lay in a trance that was broken by no sound but the occasional far-off hammering of a woodpecker, and this seemed to render the pervading silence and sense of loneliness the more profound." Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876.