Meaning of “towering” in the English Dictionary

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"towering" in British English

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uk /ˈtaʊə.rɪŋ/ us /ˈtaʊ.ɚ.ɪŋ/

literary very high and making people feel respect:

the towering walls of the Acropolis

very great:

a towering figure in the art world
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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us /ˈtɑʊ·ər·ɪŋ/

very high or very great:

Fielder hit a towering home run.
Bresson’s towering masterpiece explores the nature of freedom.

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