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high-risenoun [C]

 /ˈhɑɪˌrɑɪz/
a ​tall, ​modernbuilding with a lot of ​floors
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high-riseadjective [only before noun]

uk   us   /ˈhaɪˌraɪz/ PROPERTY
used to describe a ​tall modern ​building with a lot of ​levels: a high-rise ​apartment/​flat/​hotel

high-risenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​tall modern ​building with a lot of ​levels: It's the first of a ​wave of ultra-tall high-rises expected to remake the city ​landscape.
(Definition of high-rise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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