1. escalator

noun. ['ˈɛskəˌleɪtɝ'] a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt.


  • stairway
  • staircase
  • moving staircase


  • misconstruction

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Rhymes with Escalator

  • accelerator
  • accumulator
  • activator
  • actuator
  • actuator
  • administrator
  • agitator
  • alligator
  • allocator
  • alternator
  • animator
  • applicator
  • appropriator
  • arbitrator
  • aviator
  • calculator
  • carburetor
  • cogenerator
  • collaborator
  • commentator

How do you pronounce escalator?

Pronounce escalator as ˈɛskəˌleɪtər.

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Sentences with escalator

1. Noun, singular or mass
Look for places where you can climb stairs instead of taking an elevator or an escalator.

Quotes about escalator

1. I had a dream about you. You were an escalator, and I was a flight of stairs. You thought I was a Luddite, and I thought I was as ostrich, because I hadn’t figured out how to put the fly in flight. One day you broke down, and then you saw that you and I weren’t so different after all.
- Dora J. Arod, I Had a Dream About You

2. Life is like an escalator. You see, it carries you on regardless. And you might as well enjoy the view and seize every opportunity while you're passing. Otherwise, it'll be too late.
- Sophie Kinsella, Twenties Girl

2. escalator

noun. ['ˈɛskəˌleɪtɝ'] a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index).


  • escalator clause
  • clause