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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Burton said watching his teammates celebrate after the victory was priceless. Daily Pilot, "High School Football Player of the Week: Newcomer Nick Burton ends Costa Mesa’s losing ways," 5 Sep. 2019 As a Disney PhotoPass photographer, my role is to capture the priceless memories of Disneyland Resort guests. Advertorial, Orange County Register, "Tips From Disney Expert: 13 ‘Spooktacular’ Photo Moments During Halloween Time," 15 Sep. 2019 The things themselves — the priceless family heirlooms, the loved-to-death toys, the practical kitchen tools — tell the story of San Diego through objects that are dear to San Diegans’ hearts. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New Americans Museum exhibit tells San Diego’s stories — one keepsake at a time," 10 Sep. 2019 The signature makes the book simultaneously worthless and priceless; most good bookstores have signed copies on their shelves for this reason. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, "Reader, I Googled It," 26 Aug. 2019 Historically called Edo, the city was the center of a great kingdom for centuries until 1897, when British troops massacred hundreds, looted priceless artworks, and banished the oba, or king, whom citizens worshipped as a demigod. Sean Williams, Harper's magazine, "The Black Axe," 19 Aug. 2019 There’s nothing like exploring the world with your girls and creating priceless memories. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Black Travel Vibes: This Girl Squad's Cancun Trip Was A Vibe," 9 Aug. 2019 Now the company is 100 percent employee-owned – a priceless incentive to push the company toward new horizons. Paul Gattis |, al, "How Torch Technologies helps define Huntsville as a federal city," 6 Aug. 2019 The museum houses 90 years of priceless objects from the native region, which is why staff are in the process of continuing their fire-mitigation efforts, Hutchison said. Aubrey Carpenter, azcentral, "Despite it being named the Museum Fire, a museum is not actually on fire," 23 July 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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