ul·​tra·​ex·​pen·​sive ˌəl-trə-ik-ˈspen(t)-siv How to pronounce ultraexpensive (audio)
: extremely or extraordinarily expensive
ultraexpensive watches
an ultraexpensive boutique

Examples of ultraexpensive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today’s ultraexpensive drugs include not just new medications, like Mavenclad, the multiple sclerosis drug that Ms. Crawford needs, but also older medications that drug companies have hiked the prices of in the last few decades. Francesca Paris, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultraexpensive was in 1831

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“Ultraexpensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultraexpensive. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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