from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, from, or resembling the sky.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like the sky, especially as regards color: as, skyey tones or tints.
  • Proceeding from or pertaining to the sky or the clouds; situated in the sky or upper air.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like the sky; ethereal; being in the sky.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective poetic Resembling the sky.
  • adjective Of or relating to the sky.
  • adjective In the sky.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sky +‎ -ey.


  • Thus all is purged from the grossness of sense, from the carking cares and foul vices of the World; and rides there, on its Clothes-horse; as, on a Pegasus, might some skyey Messenger, or purified Apparition, visiting our low Earth.

    The Obama-Spears-Hilton photo-op.

  • Beside our camp, from loosed robe like skyey plain: 479

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Afar, the skyey spaces themselves seem to be full of buildings; near, wind the serpentine curves of waving trees and green footpaths.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • The fancy can no more soar and disport in skyey regions, the beloved object ceases at once to be celestial, and remains plodding on earth, entirely unromantic and substantial.

    The Virginians

  • Beside him sat Marty, also straining her eyes towards the skyey field of his operations.

    The Woodlanders

  • Standing still, we saw on the slopes of snow, under the radiant blue heaven, tiny puffs of smoke, then some small black figures crossing the snow patch, then another rattle of rifle-fire, rattling dry and unnatural in the upper, skyey air, between the rocks.

    Twilight in Italy

  • The poem takes place in a skyey geosphere featuring differences of light and dark, height and depth, heaven and earth, water and land.

    A Tour of the Sceptic

  • Accordingly, "Though servile to all the skyey influences, it is thou, breath as thou art, that dost hourly afflict thy body with the results of sin."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • The child, standing in the full glare of the footlights with the sunny skyey spaces and overlapping blue hills behind her, half-faced the brilliant house as, without accompaniment, she began to sing:

    Flamsted quarries

  • These eighteen or twenty skyey crests form the southern boundary of the so-called Boston Basin, and are the most prominent feature of the southern coast.

    The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth


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  • ...verses few but sweet-voiced, as the short song of the swan is better than that honking of cranes, spread abroad in the skyey clouds of the south.

    - Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 4. 181-182, tr. Rouse

    June 26, 2008

  • from Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus"

    January 11, 2009