Definition of highness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪnəs/


1 (His/Your etc. Highness) A title given to a person of royal rank, or used in addressing them: I am most grateful, Your Highness
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  • His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has been installed as an Honorary Freeman of the Company.
  • Her Royal Highness, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was an hour late.
  • If I could have got close enough last week I would have thanked him personally, but His Highness was surrounded by photographers.
2 [mass noun] The quality of being high: the highness of her cheekbones
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  • Her wide dark brown eyes and her thick coarse hair that she keeps styled in a professional bob accent the highness of her cheekbones.


Old English hēanes (see high, -ness).

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