Meaning of “sky” in the English Dictionary

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"sky" in British English

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uk /skaɪ/ us /skaɪ/

A2 [ S or U ] the area above the earth, in which clouds, the sun, etc. can be seen:

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 Florida.

More examples

  • We could see hundreds of stars in the clear desert sky.
  • The sky was a perfect blue - not a cloud in sight.
  • The sun climbed higher in the sky.
  • The outline of the castle on the hill was clearly defined against the evening sky.
  • The sky was alight with hundreds of fireworks.

(Definition of “sky” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sky" in American English

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us /skɑɪ/

the area above the earth in which clouds, the sun, and the stars can be seen:

[ pl ] They strolled beneath clear blue skies.

(Definition of “sky” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)