Definition of skyscraping in English:



  • Extremely high or tall.

    ‘skyscraping hotels’
    • ‘Maisie Dixon performed a skyscraping vault that landed her first place on the piece and eighth overall in the Espoir category.’
    • ‘Sathorn Road is now packed with skyscraping buildings.’
    • ‘Think a big guitar sound, bouncing bass lines, Liberal dashes of Hammond organ, skyscraping harmonies and the most soulful vocal you're ever likely to hear on this Island and you're halfway there.’
    • ‘Visually, this skyscraping sci-fi city/state may look like a cross between Le Corbusier's Brasilia, Fritz Lang's Metropolis, and a cleaned-up Manhattan, but its foundations are firmly rooted in Chinese beliefs.’
    • ‘We are in the midst of an unprecedented building boom downtown with almost 150 new glass and steel towers reaching for the clouds, more skyscraping construction than anywhere else in North America.’
    • ‘Although surrounded by a demolition site, skyscraping cranes and dozens of builders, a hospital is running as normal.’
    • ‘After a 12 hour flight and a 1 hour drive from Shanghai's Pudong airport we had arrived beneath Shanghai's stunning skyscraping skyline.’
    • ‘It ranges from rustic villages, Bedouin encampments, skyscraping cities, tumbledown temples and other ancient ruins.’
    • ‘She accentuated her bare legs even further with some skyscraping heels.’
    • ‘South of Crete are farms and farmers, to the north lies the metropolitan area in all its skyscraping grandeur.’
    • ‘The foremost and most popular activity in the province of skyscraping mountains is trekking.’
    • ‘As the first truly skyscraping tower built in the City since 1979, this building cannot be accused of being a monotonous skin-deep icon.’