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skyscraper Syllabification: sky·scrap·er
Pronunciation: /ˈskīˌskrāpər/

Definition of skyscraper in English:


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1A very tall building of many stories.
Example sentences
  • Finding no skyscrapers and tall buildings from which he can swing, he looks for an alternative.
  • The competition winners believe the design will surprise residents who fear skyscrapers and space age buildings.
  • Masterton said there were good reasons for building skyscrapers and spectacular towers.
2 another term for skysail.

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