price·​less ˈprīs-ləs How to pronounce priceless (audio)
: having a value beyond any price : invaluable
: costly because of rarity or quality : precious
: having worth in terms of other than market value
: delightfully amusing, odd, or absurd
pricelessly adverb

Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of priceless was in 1594

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Cite this Entry

“Priceless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


price·​less ˈprī-sləs How to pronounce priceless (audio)
: too valuable to have a price : not to be bought at any price
: very funny or strange
a priceless remark

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