Definition of high school in English:

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high school

Pronunciation: /ˈhī ˌsko͞ol/


North American A school that typically comprises grades 9 through 12, attended after primary school or middle school.
Example sentences
  • Aaron and Samantha were only a few days apart and were in the same grade in high school.
  • The gap is especially pronounced for kids who attend large high schools in urban areas with lots of students from low-income families.
  • They both lived in Bakersfield, California, but they attended different high schools.


high schooler

Example sentences
  • This beautifully written and illustrated book would serve as an excellent guide and resource for high schoolers.
  • This was a place much frequented by high schoolers and college students.
  • From these 20 high schoolers, four students were chosen to attend the International Chemistry Olympiad.

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Syllabification: high school

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