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sky

noun uk   /skaɪ/ us  
A2 [S or U] the area above the earth, in which clouds, the sun, etc. can be seen: a blue/cloudy/dark sky Can you see those birds high up in the sky? We looked up at/into the sky at the sound of the plane.skies [plural] the sky in a particular state or place: For weeks we had cloudless blue skies. We're off to the sunny skies of Spain.
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in Korean 하늘…
in Arabic سَماء…
in French ciel…
in Turkish gök, gökyüzü…
in Italian cielo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天,天空…
in Russian небо…
in Polish niebo…
in Spanish cielo…
in Portuguese céu…
in German der Himmel…
in Catalan cel…
in Japanese 空, 天…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天,天空…
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