aerial perspective

noun

Definition of aerial perspective 

: the expression of space in painting by gradation of color and distinctness

Examples of aerial perspective in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Before the two men meet their icy doom, Fanck treats the spectator to feats of ski jumping and a prolonged race whose slow-motion and aerial perspectives provided Riefenstahl ideas for her documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. New York Times, "The Idolatry of Glaciers, Rocks and Leni Riefenstahl," 22 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'aerial perspective.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of aerial perspective

1704, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aerial perspective

Share aerial perspective

Statistics for aerial perspective

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for aerial perspective

The first known use of aerial perspective was in 1704

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on aerial perspective

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about aerial perspective

Comments on aerial perspective

What made you want to look up aerial perspective? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!