Expensive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspensɪv|  American pronunciation of the word expensive
Brit.  |ɪkˈspɛnsɪv|  British pronunciation of the word expensive


- high in price or charging high prices

expensive clothes
an expensive shop


The lights were expensive to install.

...expensive clothing that only the truly wealthy can afford...

It's more expensive to live in the city than in the country.

Petrol is becoming more and more expensive.

Photography is an expensive hobby.

The house was too big and expensive to run.

For low-income families, children's safety equipment can be prohibitively expensive (=so expensive that most people cannot afford it).

Employing the wrong builder can be a horribly expensive mistake.

Her husband had expensive tastes (=liked expensive things).

She's always expensively dressed.

We wanted to buy that painting, only it was far too expensive.

The salesman tried to interest me in a more expensive computer.

Do you have another one that's less expensive?

The car is far too expensive.

The curtains required yards of expensive material.

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