price·​less | \ ˈprīs-ləs How to pronounce priceless (audio) \

Definition of priceless

1a : having a value beyond any price : invaluable
b : costly because of rarity or quality : precious
2 : having worth in terms of other than market value
3 : delightfully amusing, odd, or absurd

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Other Words from priceless

pricelessly adverb

Synonyms for priceless


inestimable, invaluable

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Examples of priceless in a Sentence

a priceless piece of information The look on his face was priceless.

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Tamera and sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict's reactions when Larry King asked for the tea are priceless. 16. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "16 Celebs You Didn’t Know Dated Disney Channel Stars," 14 May 2019 All jokes aside, though, Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson did just that and his mom's reaction—unlike the house itself—was priceless. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "NFL’s Russell Wilson Surprised His Mom With a House for Mother's Day," 14 May 2019 Having the chance to be around him at this stage in my life and my career in basketball has just been priceless. Jeffrey Collins, The Seattle Times, "Heartbreak for UCF dad, son as Dawkins game-winner rolls out," 24 Mar. 2019 Yes, the rates might be a tad higher, but avoiding premature tantrums is priceless. Shelby Deering, Good Housekeeping, "6 Rental Car Tips That'll Save You Time and Money on Your Next Family Trip," 1 Mar. 2019 The photo is priceless: Close is on all fours, rocking a white suit and sunglasses, and Pip is standing on her back, sporting similar sunnies and his signature white fur. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Glenn Close and Her Dog Pip Just Did a Photo Shoot for Stella McCartney," 7 Mar. 2019 Meanwhile at another red-white-and-blue celebration, Jenna captured some priceless moments of her little girls, Margaret (a.k.a. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Hoda Kotb and Jenna Hager Bush Just Posted THE Cutest Videos of Their Daughters," 5 July 2018 Research also uncovered one priceless moment in Ginsburg’s confirmation hearing to the court. Washington Post, "Film puts meat behind the ‘Notorious RBG’ image," 11 May 2018 The unexpected twist immediately inspires Kelly to press her button (and her reaction to seeing Kim is priceless). Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'The Voice' Coaches Were Totally Shocked by the Unusual First Blind Audition of Season 16," 25 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of priceless

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of priceless was in 1594

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English Language Learners Definition of priceless

: extremely valuable or important
informal : very funny


price·​less | \ ˈprīs-ləs How to pronounce priceless (audio) \

Kids Definition of priceless

: more valuable than any amount of money : not to be bought for any amount of money

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a strong desire or propensity

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