Definition of Puff of air

1. Noun. A short light gust of air.

Exact synonyms: Puff, Whiff
Generic synonyms: Blast, Blow, Gust
Derivative terms: Puffy, Whiff, Whiff



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puff Of Air

puerperae
puerperal
puerperal fever
puerperal fevers
puerperia
puerperium
puerperous
puers
puff-leg
puff-legged
puff-legs
puff-pastry
puff adder
puff batter
puff of air (current term)
puff out
puff paste
puff pastries
puff pastry
puff piece
puff pieces
puff the magic dragon
puff up
puffadder
puffadders
puffball
puffbird
puffbirds

Literary usage of Puff of air

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1. The Mechanism of Speech: Lectures Delivered Before the American Association by Alexander Graham Bell (1906)
"Upon opening the lips the contraction of the pharynx causes a sudden puff of air. A puff of air of this character can be produced even though the glottis is ..."

2. The Mechanism of Speech: Lectures Delivered Before the American Association by Alexander Graham Bell (1906)
"Upon opening the lips the contraction of the pharynx causes a sudden puff of air. A puff of air of this character can be produced even though the glottis is ..."

3. The Mechanism of Speech: Lectures Delivered Before the American Association by Alexander Graham Bell (1906)
"Upon opening the lips the contraction of the pharynx causes a sudden puff of air. A puff of air of this character can be produced even though the glottis is ..."

4. The Problem of Human Life: Embracing the "evolution of Sound" and "evolution by Alexander Wilford Hall (1880)
"To show you that it is л pulse and not a. puff of air, I fill one tnd of the tube with smoke of brown paper. On clapping the books together, ..."

5. Proceedings by National Speech Arts Association (1893)
"This final puff of air that produces the sound is thrown backward into the sac by simply raising the back of the tongue, displacing backward the air that ..."

6. Education of Deaf Children: Evidence of Edward Miner Gallaudet and Alexander by Edward Miner Gallaudet, Alexander Graham Bell (1892)
"The most elementary form of p taught is the final p, as in cup, where the " Lip-shut " position is followed by a puff of air, as shown in the Chart. ..."

7. Studies from the Yale Psychological Laboratory by Yale University Psychological Laboratory, Edward Wheeler Scripture (1899)
"This puff of air passing through the resonance-chamber of the mouth arouses 3 ... Then the cords emit another puff of air a trifle stronger than the first, ..."

8. Studies from the Yale Psychological Laboratory by Yale University Psychological Laboratory (1893)
"This puff of air passing through the resonance-chamber of the mouth arouses 3 ... Then the cords emit another puff of air a trifle stronger than the first, ..."

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