next-lev·​el ˈnekst-ˌle-vəl How to pronounce next-level (audio)
: surpassing others : uncommonly good or impressive
But even though I love complaints and complainers, even though I am still technically a next-level complainer myself, a complainer who can elevate her complaints to a kind of art form …Heather Havrilesky
It's a testament to how good our coaches are at developing next-level players that we kind of expect we could lose a couple players to the Olympics.Sydney Baldwin

Examples of next-level in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The game also features up-to-date team rosters, next-level gameplay with realistic visuals, a card-collecting mode with hundreds of customizable options and much more. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2023 In fact, Amazon is the motherlode of next-level RFID-blocking wallets, purses, backpacks, and beyond. Kristine Solomon, Travel + Leisure, 12 Sep. 2023 What actually blew us away, though, was the next-level organization. Paige Stables, Allure, 8 Sep. 2023 The first west coast outpost of the famed New York wellness haven, The Well at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a next-level wellness getaway in Los Cabos. Carley Rojas Avila, Travel + Leisure, 30 Aug. 2023 While some girls are perfectly content with a basic ponytail and other easy hairstyles 10 year olds can do themselves, there are plenty who like to step it up with braids or next-level pigtails. Blair Donovan, Country Living, 28 Aug. 2023 Their performances are next-level, depicting the grief, anger, and devastation of breaking up a family. Christine Giordano, Women's Health, 27 Aug. 2023 Plus, the next-level Platinum model now can be had in TRD Off-Road guise—provided it's equipped with four-wheel drive. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 22 Aug. 2023 Timbuk2 Vapor Sling Crossbody Bag $99 at Amazon Keep all the essentials for your next long flight close at hand with this next-level crossbody bag. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 18 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of next-level was in 1995

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“Next-level.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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