: of or relating to a large city
big-city problems such as overcrowding and noise
a big-city school/hospital
big-city mayors

Examples of big-city in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For 60 years, Kitty Genovese has endured as a symbol of big-city apathy, the victim not only of a knife-wielding killer but also of her neighbors’ reluctance to get involved. Clyde Haberman, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2024 In Beetlejuice, Charles is a big-city real estate developer who buys a Connecticut home after the previous owners — the Maitlands, played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis — die in a car accident. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Mar. 2024 See Our Guide Washington, D.C. For a history-centric big-city tour Get your history fix and dive into D.C.'s strong museum game. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024 Underground journalism, unable to afford big-city rents after the tech industry ate its advertising lunch, has dispersed to the cyber void. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2024 From the big-city hustle of Kolkata to the onetime Mughal outpost of Murshidabad, with rural towns and villages in between, getting a taste of life Ganges-style was a breeze. Alex Greggery, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 Diary of a Muslim Cynic, which tells the story of a woman desperate to escape her Midwest small-town life after a tragedy; a depressed teen’s pursuits of love and big-city dreams are upended by the ghosts of her past and mystical encounters. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2024 For a big-city experience (think flashy bar and upscale pastas and pizzas), try Vulcania, a restaurant by the Voltaggio brothers. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 25 Feb. 2024 The usual big-city bustle of cars, cyclos, street-cart vendors, and families piled onto motos had stilled to a wary murmur. Chantha Nguon, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Feb. 2024

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“Big-city.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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