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"towering" in British English

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toweringadjective

uk   /ˈtaʊə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈtaʊ.ɚ.ɪŋ/
literary very high and making ​peoplefeelrespect: the towering ​walls of the Acropolis very ​great: a towering ​figure in the ​artworld Laurence Olivier's Othello was a towering ​performance.
(Definition of towering from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"towering" in American English

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toweringadjective

 us   /ˈtɑʊ·ər·ɪŋ/
very high or very ​great: Fielder ​hit a towering ​homerun. Bresson’s towering ​masterpieceexplores the ​nature of ​freedom.
(Definition of towering from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “towering”
in Chinese (Simplified) 高耸的, 杰出的,卓越的…
in Turkish çok yüksek/uzun, heybetli…
in Russian возвышающийся…
in Chinese (Traditional) 高聳的, 傑出的,卓越的…
in Polish gigantyczny…
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