Definition of high life in English:

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high life


[mass noun]
1 (also high living) An extravagant social life as enjoyed by the wealthy.
Example sentences
  • Overlooking the River Clyde, it offers a particularly nice spot to chill out and enjoy some high living.
  • ‘He has no interest in high living or luxury cars and his story truly is an incredible one,’ added Mr Rhind.
  • I'm gonna be indulging in some well-deserved high living.
2 (usually highlife) A style of dance music of West African origin, influenced by rock and jazz.
Example sentences
  • With highlife, African music had proved its resilience and ability to absorb and synthesise foreign influences.
  • ‘Every Season’ features Damon Albarn, who swaps Parklife for highlife on the album's most traditionally ‘African’ sounding track.
  • Sunday afternoon on John Roberts Square will feature The Soca Survivors, a classic combination of Caribbean Carnival Soca with a splash of reggae and highlife to create a real party atmosphere.

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