In my opinion "wind blowing " simply means wind is moving, not necessarily rapidly.
blow - definition of blow by Macmillan Dictionary meaning 1#
Could 'moving rapidly' be a good explanation for 'blowing' in the following sentence?
If not could you suggest one please?
The wind is still blowing.
Thanks in advance
Last edited by learning54; 31-Dec-2011 at 10:23.
Last edited by learning54; 31-Dec-2011 at 10:28.
In my opinion, "the wind blew lightly through the trees" would also be perfectly acceptable. That uses "to blow" but does not suggest that it's fast. To me, "to blow" is simply the verb we associate with the wind, whatever the wind speed. We use some other verbs when we want to make it clear that the wind is particularly strong or violent.
The wind whipped through the forest.
The wind howled amongst the trees.
The wind raged across the mountaintops.
We also use it without the word "wind":
It's blowing a gale out there!
It's a bit blowy today.
I would probably suggest that if you particularly want to suggest that the wind is not strong at all, just call it "a breeze" instead of "wind".