high·​ness | \ ˈhī-nəs How to pronounce highness (audio) \

Definition of highness

1 : the quality or state of being high
2 used as a title for a person of exalted rank (such as a king or prince)

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Pip Torrens plays him with delightful, low-key bitchery, which makes up for any lack of snarkiness on behalf of her royal highness. Joanna Robinson, VanityFair.com, "Golden Globe Winner The Crown Is the Best New Show You Should Be Watching," 8 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of highness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of highness was before the 12th century

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high·​ness | \ ˈhī-nəs How to pronounce highness (audio) \

Kids Definition of highness

1 : the quality or state or being high highness of temperature
2 used as a title for a person of very high rank Her Royal Highness, the Queen

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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