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supertall

[ soo-per-tawl ]
/ ˈsu pərˌtɔl /
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noun

a very tall building, officially one taller than 984 feet (300 meters): Twenty-first century supertalls are most often mixed-use buildings that combine office space on the lower floors and a luxury hotel in the top section.

adjective

relating to or being a very tall building: The 65-story tower is the seventh tallest building in Chicago to date, a mere 23 feet (7 meters) short of supertall status.
very tall: Supertall players have rarely dominated in tennis.

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Origin of supertall

First recorded in 1980–85; super- + tall
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