[ US /ˈtaʊɝɪŋ, ˈtaʊɹɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /tˈa‍ʊəɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. of imposing height; especially standing out above others
    towering icebergs
    the soaring spires of the cathedral
    an eminent peak
    lofty mountains
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How To Use towering In A Sentence

  • We're on a misty riverbank, with lush, flowering trees and towering storybook castles in the background.
  • Towering convective clouds rained down a hailstorm of ash, and firebrands even spanned the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
  • A team of rescue Sherpa evacuated the two men down through the towering seracs and debris to Base Camp where they were quickly flown to Kathmandu by helicopter.
  • Everywhere I turned there were immense trees towering above me, rainbows of exotically coloured blooms, and thick dark carpets of creeping moss.
  • That night, we anchored in Geneviz Limani - the Bay of the Genoese - and dined on the poop deck as the moon rose and the sound of the lapping tide echoed against the towering cliffs.
  • Vicky Fox, a towering transwoman with yellow hair and brown skin, hurls herself dramatically onto the floor and begins contorting about on the weathered tile when I ask to take her picture. Down and Delirious in Mexico City
  • My faith, the very name begets a towering conceit wherever it goes," he answered, and he brought his stick down on the floor with such vehemence that the emerald and ruby rings rattled on his shrunken fingers. The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker
  • Walking into its corridors, between the towering whiteness, has the effect, so beloved of the Romantics, of making you feel microcosmic.
  • The big Serb held firm and pulled one back with a towering header. The Sun
  • The corn that grows from the ground reached over his small body, the leaves tickled his shirtless body as he passed through the towering rows.
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