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sky-high

adverb \ ˈskī-ˈhī \

Definition of sky-high

1 a : high into the air
b : to a high or exorbitant level or degree
  • lifted my spirit sky-high
  • —Elmer Morriss
2 : in an enthusiastic manner
3 : to bits : apart
  • blown sky-high

First Known Use of sky-high

1818


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sky-high

adjective

Definition of sky-high

1 : excessively expensive : exorbitant
2 : extremely or excessively high
  • her blood pressure was sky-high

First Known Use of sky-high

1829


SKY-HIGH Defined for English Language Learners

sky-high

Definition of sky-high for English Language Learners

  • : to a very high degree, level, or amount


sky-high

Definition of sky-high for English Language Learners

  • : extremely high



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