Definition of high-rise in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhīˌrīz/


1(Of a building) having many stories: office towers and high-rise apartments
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  • We hopped into my car, and she directed me downtown to the Belvedere, an old high-rise office building that had been converted into cheap apartments.
  • Instead of cosy, low-rent substitute houses in old neighbourhoods, there were high-rise apartment buildings.
  • In contrast to the rest of the country, hotels, offices, villas and high-rise apartment buildings are going up at a frenzied pace.
1.1Taller or set higher than normal: high-rise handlebars
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  • This aluminum city slicker has eight speeds, and a shorter stem and high-rise handlebars to ensure a comfortable, upright position.
  • Generally, high-rise pants suit taller men, while low-rise trousers are more flattering for shorter men.


A building with many stories.
Example sentences
  • The wide view outside displays Shanghai's historical buildings and modern high-rises.
  • The understated, brick exterior now stands out amongst the bland residential high-rises that have sprouted in the River North area in recent years.
  • Luxury high-rises are especially prone to noise problems.

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Syllabification: high-rise

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