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.

Origin of skywriting

First recorded in 1920–25; sky + writing



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
Related formssky·writ·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for skywriting



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