sky·​writ·​ing | \ ˈskī-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce skywriting (audio) \

Definition of skywriting

: writing formed in the sky by means of a visible substance (such as smoke) emitted from an airplane

Examples of skywriting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, who or what is behind the skywriting that had many Phoenix-area residents commenting on social media? azcentral, "What's the story behind the skywriting in Phoenix?," 18 Apr. 2018 Both sides have been accused of forcing unwanted messages on the public, either through skywriting campaigns (no), or mass unsolicited text messages (yes). Lucie Morris-marr, CNN, "The simple yes-no question dividing Australia's suburbs," 19 Oct. 2017 There was no skywriting, no zeppelin, no annunciatory angel; the press alone was responsible for staving off disaster. Andrew Kahn, Slate Magazine, "A review of the solar eclipse of 2017.," 21 Aug. 2017 There was no skywriting, no zeppelin, no annunciatory angel Andrew Kahn, Slate Magazine, "A review of the solar eclipse of 2017.," 21 Aug. 2017 Zigi shippers! Stop everything, because Gigi Hadid just declared her undying love for Zayn in what will henceforth be known as the social-media equivalent of romantic skywriting. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Gigi Hadid Just Called Zayn Malik the Love of Her Life on Instagram," 28 Feb. 2017 Since retirement, he has been known for funding skywriting that has appeared over Jazz Fest and during Mardi Gras. Kevin Litten,, "Confederate monuments: Watch mayoral hopeful Frank Scurlock get arrested at Jeff Davis," 8 May 2017 Part of the plan incorporates — or at least uses — one of Mr. Moynihan’s last great pieces of skywriting. Jim Dwyer, New York Times, "An Idea by Moynihan Rises Like a Phoenix: Relocating Pennsylvania Station," 7 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of skywriting

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Skywriting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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