• WordNet 3.6
    • adj balmy mild and pleasant "balmy days and nights","the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth","a soft breeze"
    • adj balmy informal or slang terms for mentally irregular "it used to drive my husband balmy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Balmy Having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; aromatic; assuaging; soothing; refreshing; mild; as, balmy weather. "The balmy breeze.""Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep!"
    • Balmy Highly eccentric or crazy.
    • Balmy Producing balm. "The balmy tree."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • balmy Having the qualities of balm; aromatic; fragrant.
    • balmy Producing balm: as, “the balmy tree,”
    • balmy Soft; soothing; assuaging; refreshing.
    • balmy Of healing virtue; healing: as, balmy medicines.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Balmy fragrant: mild and soothing: bearing balm
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  • William Shakespeare
    “'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze Are a gift from God above, And He also gives us faithful friends. To warm our hearts with love.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. basme—L. balsamum. See Balsam.


In literature:

It was nearly dusk, the mellow end of a balmy day.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
This must have been one of those bright and balmy mornings witnessed only in September months, and rarely then.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
Tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep!
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
It was a balmy night.
"The Wedge of Gold" by C. C. Goodwin
The gayety in the streets, the bright and balmy air, could not take the hue of melancholy from my thoughts.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
The air is balmy, the scene lovely, and all nature smiling with the sweet promises of Spring.
"The Actress in High Life" by Sue Petigru Bowen
The air was balmy, charged with the odors of fresh vegetation; they had drunk the most delicious wines.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The time that I now speak of, however, was about the middle of May, the balmy month of soft breezes and bright flowers.
"Money Island" by Andrew Jackson Howell, Jr.
The air was soft and balmy, and he felt no inclination for sleep.
"The Lion of Saint Mark" by G. A. Henty
The plate-glass and damask are not there now; the sunshine is warm and the air balmy.
"Trifles for the Christmas Holidays" by H. S. Armstrong
The night wind was balmy, and there was a fragrance of cedar in its breath.
"Christmas Tales and Christmas Verse" by Eugene Field
On this balmy holiday it seemed almost like school; it had a booky, studious atmosphere which turned him against it.
"Pee-Wee Harris Adrift" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Glass was unknown in Mexico, nor was it a requisite in the balmy climate of the valley.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
For me, its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun, the pulsing of its surfbeat is in my ears.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
I must 'ave been balmy!
"Kitchener's Mob" by James Norman Hall
Here Madame Delphine and Olive loved to sit when the twilights were balmy or the moon was bright.
"Madame Delphine" by George W. Cable
Strike me balmy if I ain't.
"The Red Horizon" by Patrick MacGill
We saw thee in thy balmy nest, Bright dawn of our eternal day!
"In The Yule-Log Glow--Book 3" by Various
The air was balmy, and there all remained quite as before.
"The Master-Knot of Human Fate" by Ellis Meredith
The day was bright and balmy, the steeds were willing, and they made good progress.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick

In poetry:

We know it, too, at nights' fair noon,
When lo! the pale and placid Moon,
Illumes the balmy night of June,
"There is a God."
"There Is A God" by James Avis Bartley
'T was thus I dreamed, one balmy day,
When dim ships went, hull down,
Against the sky line far away,
Off Bay Saint Louis town.
"A Dream Of Romance" by Maurice Thompson
Balmy odours round us playing,
From her opening blossoms rise;
Till the radiant morn expanding,
Not a cloud obscures the skies.
"Expectation" by Elizabeth Bath
How oft her balmy lips I've press'd
With rapture close to mine,
And with a parent's fondness bless'd
The babe I thought divine!
"On Viewing A Grave Of A Beloved Infant" by Elizabeth Beverley
My Lady's rest was calm and deep:
She had been gazing at the moon;
And thus it chanced she fell asleep
One balmy night in June.
"How It Fell Calm On Summer Night" by James Barron Hope
I sit in my luxurious chair;
Soft rugs caress my slippered feet;
Within, a balmy, summer air;
Without, a wintry storm of sleet.
"The Waif" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Utah's weather forecast for Friday called for balmy if breezy conditions along the Wasatch Front and temperatures trending toward hot in the southern reaches of the state.
It was a balmy Sunday night at the Magnolia Bakery, and it seemed as if every New Yorker not home snuggling with their spouse in front of The Sopranos was part of the crowd spilling onto Bleecker Street.
The sunshine is back--and there wasn't really no snow--but the balmy temps of the last few days are long gone.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After balmy weather for most of Thanksgiving day, parts of Minnesota are seeing temperatures drop as much as 30 degrees.
MINNEAPOLIS — After balmy weather for most of Thanksgiving day, parts of Minnesota are seeing temperatures drop as much as 30 degrees.
Balmy Weather Forecast Crimps Natural Gas Bets .
California's delegates to the RNC began trickling into their balmy beachfront resort here Friday, finding gift bags full of swag upon their arrival.
Lorrie Morgan is inviting her fans to pack a bag, grab their passports and "party down" with her in the balmy ocean breezes of Belize for a week-long vacation, Jan 9 through 16.
Did you enjoy the balmy weather Friday.
You might not have noticed, what with temperatures in the balmy 70s.
More than two dozen sea turtles stressed by cold ocean waters have been airlifted from New England to recover in balmy Florida.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. More than two dozen sea turtles stressed by cold ocean waters have been airlifted from New England to recover in balmy Florida.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — More than two dozen sea turtles stressed by cold ocean waters have been airlifted from New England to recover in balmy Florida.
Enlarge Brian Kelly The temperature was a balmy 74 degrees during Thanksgiving morning at Florida Point Beach at Perdido Pass in Orange Beach.
As I wrote this last week, the weather was balmy with a high of 50-something.

In science:

Compound semiconductors may exhibit somewhat shorter spin coherence times, but spin coherence times as long as 100 ns have been experimentally demonstrated in n-type GaAs at the relatively balmy temperature of 5 K .
A Self Assembled Nanoelectronic Quantum Computer Based on the Rashba Effect in Quantum Dots
Stern, S. A. (2003). Delayed Gratification Habitable Zones: When Deep Outer Solar System Regions Become Balmy During Post-Main Sequence Stellar Evolution.
Kepler 16: A System of Potential Interest to Astrobiologists

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