skywriting

[ skahy-rahy-ting ]
/ ˈskaɪˌraɪ tɪŋ /

noun

the act or technique of writing against the sky with chemically produced smoke released from a maneuvering airplane.
the words, letters, designs, etc., so traced.

Words nearby skywriting

Origin of skywriting

First recorded in 1920–25; sky + writing

Definition for skywriting (2 of 2)

skywrite
[ skahy-rahyt ]
/ ˈskaɪˌraɪt /

verb (used without object), sky·wrote, sky·writ·ten, sky·writ·ing.

to engage in skywriting.

verb (used with object), sky·wrote, sky·writ·ten, sky·writ·ing.

to produce (a message, advertisement, etc.) by skywriting.

Origin of skywrite

First recorded in 1925–30; sky + write

OTHER WORDS FROM skywrite

sky·writ·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skywriting

skywriting
/ (ˈskaɪˌraɪtɪŋ) /

noun

the forming of words in the sky by the release of smoke or vapour from an aircraft
the words so formed

Derived forms of skywriting

skywriter, noun
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