sky·​ward | \ ˈskī-wərd How to pronounce skyward (audio) \

Definition of skyward

1 : toward the sky
2 : upward

Examples of skyward in a Sentence

Everyone looked skyward as the jets passed by.
Recent Examples on the Web Rufus Williams, 66, his finger shooting skyward, sang and swayed in the first row. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2022 Peck’s work puts a dangerous, violent twist on virtuoso dance moves — Faist corkscrewing into the air, the Jets skidding down ramps and Elgort, a former ballet student at SAB, rocketing skyward with the rest of them. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 New infections fell to an average of about 150 a day in early July before rocketing skyward as the highly contagious delta variant took hold. oregonlive, 19 Aug. 2021 Tony Finau spread his arms and looked skyward in an expression of wonder after making a long birdie putt on No. 7 during Saturday’s third round of the PGA Championship. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 May 2022 But finding that wonder can also be as easy as looking skyward on a clear night. oregonlive, 24 Mar. 2022 Most days this silvery half-light is enough to nourish the fledglings skyward, to charge the battery of the heart. Campbell Mcgrath, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 Paper lanterns of another kind can also be lit and sent soaring skyward, along with a special message written with your valentine. Chris Dwyer, CNN, 9 Feb. 2022 Late on a July evening, flames suddenly erupted amid six active oil wells, spreading across 36 tanks containing 1,800 gallons of crude oil and sending billowing black smoke skyward for days. Randall Hyman, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of skyward

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Skyward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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