high heels

plural noun

Definition of high heels 

: shoes with high heels

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Tuesday night's episode, the quarterfinals, gave us another show-stopping performance, with the help of six-inch high heels. Temi Adebowale, Good Housekeeping, "Junior New System From 'America's Got Talent' Blew Every Single Judge Away," 15 Aug. 2018 Bring out your best jewels and high heels and jazz it up! Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "What "Black Tie" Means Now," 9 July 2018 Maybe the height of Meghan's high heels have something to do with it? Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Haven't Been Afraid of PDA on Their Trip to Dublin," 11 July 2018 The catch: They are all dressed in bikinis and high heels, as if this is the swimsuit round in Miss America. Becca Smouse, azcentral, "ABC's 'Bachelor' dating spinoff 'The Proposal' is ... kind of icky," 2 July 2018 Take a note from Vogue Digital Fashion News and Emerging Platforms Editor Steff Yotka and Vogue Digital Beauty Editor Jenna Rennert, who both favor the elegant high heel even in summer but wear it in light, happy colors. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Vogue Staffers Pick the Most Chic and Comfortable Shoes to Wear to Work This Summer," 28 June 2018 This time Claire is minus her high heels from the last film. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' is the latest and arguably least of the series," 22 June 2018 There's a famous saying about the iconic dancing pair Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, that Ginger did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "Art Gallery Dedicated At Cheney Homestead," 21 June 2018 Claire is introduced with a close shot of her high heels and, later, a close shot of her sturdy jungle boots — a sly shout-out to one of the sillier costume choices from the last movie. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "The new ‘Jurassic World’ is kind of a Tyrannosaurus wreck," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of high heels

1671, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of high heels

: women's shoes that have tall heels

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