air (n.) Old form(s): aire, ayre, ayres
melody, tune, strain
Cym II.iii.17[Cloten to musicians, of their playing to Innogen] a wonderful sweet air
MND I.i.183[Helena to Hermia] your tongue's sweet air / More tuneable than lark to shepherd's ear
Tem I.ii.394[Ferdinand to himself] This music crept by me upon the waters, / Allaying both their fury and my passion / With its sweet air
Tem I.ii.423[Ferdinand to Miranda] Most sure, the goddess / On whom these airs attend!
Tem V.i.58[Prospero to all] A solemn air, and the best comforter / To an unsettled fancy, cure thy brains
TNK I.iii.75[Emilia to Hippolyta] had mine ear / Stolen some new air
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