Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
The talk appeared too airy to admit of it.
The talk meanwhile raced past her, and when Richard suddenly stated in a jocular tone of voice, "I'm sure Miss Vinrace, now has secret leanings towards Catholicism," she had no idea what to anser, and Helen could not help laughing at the start she gave.
1. acting or done in a way that shows that you are not worried or that you are not treating sth as serious;
2. not serious or practical;
3. with plenty of fresh air because there is a lot of space;
2. enjoying making people laugh;