sky

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskaɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/skaɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skī)


Inflections of 'sky' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": skies
Inflections of 'sky' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
skies
v 3rd person singular
skying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
skied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
skyed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
skied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
skyed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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sky

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [blue, red, violet, night] sky
  2. [cloudy, sunny, foggy, hazy, clear] skies
  3. the sky is [cloudy]
  4. the skies are [cloudy]
  5. a [peaceful, pleasant, dark] night sky
  6. the clear blue sky
  7. the [plane, craft, bird] disappeared in the sky
  8. the [plane] flew through the sky
  9. [flew, tore] across the sky
  10. the stars [shone, gleamed, glittered] in the sky
  11. the sun [burst, penetrated, shone] through the sky
  12. looked to the sky for [help, answers, inspiration]
  13. the [stars, planets, clouds] in the sky
  14. the [actor, restaurant, host] was praised to the skies
  15. the sky at [night, dawn, sunset, sunrise]
  16. the sky's the limit!
n as adj
  1. is sky blue
  2. a sky-blue [kit, paint, tone, sea, shirt]
v
  1. sports: skied the [ball, shot]
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