Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) sends a firework display high into the sky
  2. (noun, communication) propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
  3. (verb, motion) shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

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Synonyms of Skyrocket


Alternate forms of Skyrocket

Derivations: skyrocket

Hypernyms: arise, come up, firework, go up, lift, move up, pyrotechnic, rise, uprise, visual signal

Origin of the word Skyrocket

  1. 1688, from sky + rocket. The verb, in the fig. sense of "to rise abruptly and rapidly," is attested from 1895. more

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