city·scape | \ˈsi-tē-ˌskāp \

Definition of cityscape 

1 : a city viewed as a scene

2 : an artistic representation of a city

3 : an urban environment a cityscape cluttered with factories

Examples of cityscape in a Sentence

The cityscape is cluttered with factories. a photographer who does mostly cityscapes

Recent Examples on the Web

Black and white cutouts of cityscapes decorate a water station set along the opposite wall, where chopsticks, silverware and ball jars filled with Thai basil, jalapeno and wedges of lime take up residence. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Ngon Appetit keeps it simple with 3 items — soup, sandwiches, crepes," 11 July 2018 This time-lapse video of sweeping cityscapes by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic is enough to move you. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "This Mind-Blowing Time-Lapse Can't Even Show You How Amazing 10K Resolution Is," 13 Feb. 2015 The show also features unforgettable portraits and cityscapes, though heaven remains the focal point. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 Built in 1993, the tri-level contemporary rests against the hillside and has views that extend from the cityscape to the ocean. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Onetime Sunset Strip home of songwriter Bob Crewe for sale at $4.9 million," 3 Apr. 2018 That leads to wildly different visual languages in each story, from bright neon cityscapes to cheery oceanside pastels to grimy and dark wastelands. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Can Amazon capture 'Black Mirror' magic with 'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams'?," 11 Jan. 2018 Crafted by the late Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez, the cityscapes are part of Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams, the first retrospective of his work. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Marvel at Bodys Isek Kingelez’s spectacular cityscapes made of everyday materials," 7 June 2018 Cozy up on one of the couches and take in the breathtaking cityscape while sipping on a signature cocktail or sharing a bottle of wine. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Dinner at The Kennison then drinks at The J. Parker," 1 Dec. 2017 Penelope Cruz, Pharrell Williams and Lily Allen applauded after the cinematic runway display in which the French fashion house painstaking recreated a Parisian cityscape — all inside the nave of the Grand Palais. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Chanel recreates Paris for couture show celebrating the city," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of cityscape

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of cityscape

: the area where a city is and the way it looks

: a picture that shows part or all of a city

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