Definition of knee-high in English:

knee-high

adjective & adverb

  • So high as to reach the knees.

    [as adjective] ‘knee-high boots’
    [as adverb] ‘they were wading knee-high in the water’
    • ‘His trousers were already wet to the thigh and he was wearing knee-high rubber boots.’
    • ‘She was dressed in a leather jacket, a mini skirt, and knee-high boots.’
    • ‘As Millar trudged through the knee-high snow, he watched comrades - exhausted and disoriented - tumble into drifts.’
    • ‘She wore a very short, black leather skirt and a pair of knee-high black leather boots.’
    • ‘Her favourite part of the uniform though had to be her black, knee-high lace-up boots.’
    • ‘She was wearing a short black skirt, knee-high black boots, and a pink halter top.’
    • ‘Pismo clams are found in knee-high water at low tide, burrowed about 6 inches below the sand.’
    • ‘Within 45 minutes some of the campers were wading through water that was knee-high as they struggled to leave the site, adjacent to the Greta and Derwent rivers.’
    • ‘Melissa wore a grey sleeveless top with a leather collar, knee-high brown boots and a black pleated skirt.’
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    minute, small-scale, scaled-down, mini, baby, toy, pocket, fun-size, petite, dwarfish, knee-high, miniature, minuscule, microscopic, nanoscopic, infinitesimal, micro, diminutive, pocket-sized, reduced, lilliputian
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noun

usually knee-highs
  • A sock or nylon stocking with an elasticized top that reaches to a person's knee.

    • ‘Maura quickly smoothed down her gray pleated skirt and pulled up her school knee-highs.’
    • ‘The only knee-highs I had ever worn were fishnets, and they weren't exactly school material.’
    • ‘Socks were stuffed in the shoes, and upon pulling them out I discovered they were knee-highs.’
    • ‘Dressing in my normal school uniform of a pleated skirt, white blouse, and black knee-highs, I joined Seth downstairs.’
    • ‘But I still was hot so I took off my shoes and my knee-highs.’

Pronunciation:

knee-high

/ˈˌnē ˈˌhī/