skywriting

[skahy-rahy-ting]
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:
1920–25; sky + writing

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skywrite

[skahy-rahyt]
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

skywriter, noun
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skywriting (ˈskaɪˌraɪtɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the forming of words in the sky by the release of smoke or vapour from an aircraft
2.  the words so formed
 
'skywriter
 
n

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