price·less | \ ˈprīs-ləs \

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

Examples of priceless in a Sentence

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

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Located on the banks of the Mississippi, the mansion was meticulously restored with original furnishings, artwork and priceless family heirlooms. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two Days to Explore / Prairie du Chien," 13 Apr. 2018 While the tiara was a priceless heirloom, Kate's necklace actually retails for just $35.90 at Zara. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Morning Headlines: Nelson Mandela Remembered, Channing Tatum Gets Schooled by a 2-Year-Old — and More," 6 Dec. 2013 From the outside, Buckingham Palace seems like the dreamiest of dream homes: a grand, stately mansion filled with priceless art and the finest of luxuries. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside Queen Elizabeth’s Plan to Save Buckingham Palace," 28 June 2018 The final surprise went off without a hitch, and Bradon's mom's reaction was absolutely priceless. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "This Man Surprised His Mom With a Car for Mother's Day, and Her Reaction Is Priceless," 20 Apr. 2018 The cast's reactions to when the show was announced were truly priceless. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "These Are the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards' Biggest Moments," 21 Jan. 2018 Shannon McWilliams' reaction after a team's goal in its eventual 1-0 victory in the sectional final over Grafton was priceless. Christopher Kuhagen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Photos share the stories of a memorable 2018 spring sports season in Milwaukee's suburbs," 20 June 2018 What that man did for this city, for this state, and for New England is priceless. Laney Ruckstuhl,, "Big Papi visits Raynham to promote smoky new side business," 20 June 2018 The rays have become protected, priceless ocean ambassadors. National Geographic, "32 Astonishing Photos From a Career Spent Underwater," 13 June 2018

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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

: very funny


price·less | \ ˈprīs-ləs \

Kids Definition of priceless

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

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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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