city·​scape | \ ˈsi-tē-ˌskāp How to pronounce cityscape (audio) \

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

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Gomis brings his origin story full circle with the first look book for Beni, which was shot amid the colorful cityscapes of Senegal, his father’s homeland. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "This New Line of Suiting Is a Love Letter to 1970s West African Excellence," 22 Jan. 2019 The wave is joined by three more buildings whose facades feature colorful cityscapes of New York, Barcelona, and Monaco. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Behold, Hokusai’s famous wave print stretching across six buildings," 18 Dec. 2018 Cities often see flash floods get worse as urbanization grows, as a cityscape is an incredibly efficient rainwater collector. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Houston’s cityscape squeezed extra rain out of Hurricane Harvey," 16 Nov. 2018 The Torre defines Mexico City's cityscape (much like the Empire State building in New York) and is a useful tool for orienting oneself in downtown. Condé Nast Traveler, "23 Best Things To Do In Mexico City," 4 Mar. 2018 Wearing modern pieces steeped in seventies nostalgia, KiKi Layne and Stephan James—the young leads of Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk—find love in the cityscape of Harlem. Tyler Mitchell, Vogue, "Love in Harlem," 11 Dec. 2018 By 1902, the color blue, in all its variations, seemed to take hold of Picasso, becoming dominant in everything from self-portraits to Barcelona cityscapes. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "Picasso Before Cubism, in Blue and Rose," 17 Aug. 2018 Of course, not all intersections and cityscapes are created equal. Eben Weiss, Outside Online, "The Ethics of Breaking Traffic Laws," 11 Apr. 2018 There's an impressive number of galleries, museums, and institutions of all sizes scattered across the vast cityscape. Carrie Hutchinson, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Museums in Melbourne," 26 Sep. 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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