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skywriting

[skahy-rahy-ting] /ˈskaɪˌraɪ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or technique of writing against the sky with chemically produced smoke released from a maneuvering airplane.
2.
the words, letters, designs, etc., so traced.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; sky + writing

skywrite

[skahy-rahyt] /ˈskaɪˌraɪt/
verb (used without object), skywrote, skywritten, skywriting.
1.
to engage in skywriting.
verb (used with object), skywrote, skywritten, skywriting.
2.
to produce (a message, advertisement, etc.) by skywriting.
Origin
1925-30; sky + write
Related forms
skywriter, noun
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Examples for skywriting
  • The team has done everything short of skywriting ads to find midfielders who can play wide.
  • The display was a rousing success, if singing commercials and skywriting is a success.
British Dictionary definitions for skywriting

skywriting

/ˈskaɪˌraɪtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the forming of words in the sky by the release of smoke or vapour from an aircraft
2.
the words so formed
Derived Forms
skywriter, noun
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