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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pricelessly adverb

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Examples of priceless in a Sentence

a priceless piece of information The look on his face was priceless.
Recent Examples on the Web But to Margeaux, her time at the aquarium was priceless. Dallas News, "A 10-year-old’s letter turns into exclusive visit at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park," 20 Nov. 2020 There were little acts of kindness that were priceless. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "Cheryl Hall: Disruptions don’t stop cultures of dedication at Top 100 Places to Work," 12 Nov. 2020 Someone a generation or more in the future will find such information priceless! Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Let it grow, then let it go," 30 Oct. 2020 But to researchers, fossils are literally priceless. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "A T. Rex Sold for $31.8 Million and Paleontologists Are Worried," 16 Oct. 2020 Covering nearly 133,000 square miles and hosting more than 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 types of mollusk and 400 species of coral, the Great Barrier Reef is a vital marine habitat and a priceless crown jewel of the world’s ocean ecosystems. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Climate Change Has Killed Half of the Great Barrier Reef’s Corals," 15 Oct. 2020 Police recovered the priceless quilt a few blocks from the museum, wet but mostly undamaged, said museum executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. oregonlive, "Famous quilt celebrating Black history stolen, found and returned to the Oregon Historical Society," 12 Oct. 2020 For anyone who savored the Oakland Raiders’ special place in NFL history, complete with a priceless stadium atmosphere, one’s first reaction is to boycott every telecast out of Las Vegas. Bruce Jenkins,, "Chiefs-Texans opener foreshadows a fractured NFL season ahead," 11 Sep. 2020 Twitter didn't hold back their opinions on Trump's Twitter rampage, and the reactions were priceless. Shelby Stewart, Houston Chronicle, "Twitter reacts to President Trump's tweets about the US Space Force," 5 Oct. 2020

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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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28 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Priceless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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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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