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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The priceless, gritty-meets-glam moment is one that fashion designers have proven to love before; remember Gucci’s Fall 2015 campaign in which models await the metro in silk pussybow blouses? Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Naomi Campbell Takes Red Carpet Style On the Subway (Yes, Really)," 12 Apr. 2019 But for people in charge of priceless works of art, tape is a nightmare. National Geographic, "Tape Is Ruining Priceless Art. This New Gel Can Fix It.," 23 May 2018 For Swizz and Nasir, the entire experience has been priceless with memories that will last a lifetime. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Swizz Beatz Is On A European Roadtrip With His Son And It's Melting Our Hearts," 13 June 2019 When Beto O’Rourke broke out into Spanish during one answer, the annoyed look on Sen. Cory Booker’s face was priceless. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Turn off your mic! And other things we learned from the Democratic debate," 26 June 2019 The way Quin plays Susan’s ploys of calculated vulnerability colliding with Josh’s boyish obliviousness is priceless. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Big’ in Berkeley shows not every movie should be a musical," 24 June 2019 As an adult, that lesson led me to focus on the value of building up an emergency fund and getting life insurance to give me financial peace of mind, which is priceless. WSJ, "The Best Financial Advice I Ever Got," 16 June 2019 Realtors’ market knowledge and personal relationships are priceless. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor of the Week: Nicole Brende has been in real estate for almost a decade," 9 June 2019 Far more priceless treasures will also be displayed. Farah Nayeri, New York Times, "A Lofty Perch Fit for a Royal Museum at Westminster Abbey," 11 Mar. 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
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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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