skyscraper Definition

a very tall building of many stories.

Using skyscraper: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "skyscraper" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The Empire State Building is a famous skyscraper in New York City.

  • Example

    The city skyline was dominated by towering skyscrapers.

  • Example

    The construction of the new skyscraper will begin next year.

skyscraper Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for skyscraper

  • tower
  • high-rise
  • multistory building

Phrases with skyscraper

  • very high-heeled shoes


    She wore a pair of skyscraper heels to the party.

  • a window in a skyscraper


    He looked out of the skyscraper window and saw the city below.

  • skyscraper district

    an area of a city where there are many skyscrapers


    The skyscraper district of the city is home to many large corporations.


Summary: skyscraper in Brief

A 'skyscraper' [ˈskaɪˌskreɪpər] is a very tall building with many stories. It is often used to describe the iconic buildings that make up a city's skyline, such as the Empire State Building in New York City. 'Skyscraper' can also be used in phrases like 'skyscraper heels,' referring to very high-heeled shoes.