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
Recent Examples on the Web But don’t be fooled by the period setting, or the lush vacation-baiting tour of major Italian cityscapes. Darren Franich,, "Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels are the best book series of the decade," 15 Nov. 2019 The skyscrapers that shape many of the world’s most recognisable cityscapes would not exist without fast and safe lifts. The Economist, "A huge lift business is up for sale," 14 Nov. 2019 People also tend to view cityscapes mainly as obstacles for wild species, like the birds that get stuck circling the Sept. 11 tribute lights. Anne Barnard, New York Times, "How a Rooftop Meadow of Bees and Butterflies Shows N.Y.C.’s Future," 26 Oct. 2019 Even when creating a piece dominated by a cityscape or a building, Scalise’s humans stood out in fine detail, giving a splash of personality to even the tiniest figures. Susan Dunne,, "Nicholas Scalise’s love for people shines in watercolors on exhibit in West Hartford," 23 Sep. 2019 From Paris to Berlin, European cities are searching for solutions to the two-wheeled phenomenon that's fast transforming cityscapes worldwide: Electric scooters. Angela Charlton,, "Love Chicago’s scooters? Loathe them? Here’s how major European cities are dealing with them.," 15 Aug. 2019 In the days that followed, concrete blocks were hauled from all around East Berlin to construct a structure that would define the cityscape in the coming decades. Time, "Even Before the Wall, Berlin's Zoos Were Already Cold War Rivals," 12 Nov. 2019 Ciccone, a lifetime resident of Newton, said in a questionnaire from the Globe that Newton should maintain the original cityscape of Newton’s villages rather than pursuing rapid development., "Former alderman and retired Newton Police officer Allan Ciccone Sr., 79, is challenging incumbent Maria Scibelli Greenberg, 56, for the Ward 1 City Councilor seat.," 4 Nov. 2019 Five of them — Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Derby Arboretum, Chatsworth, Birkenhead Park and Chirk Castle — form a wide loop through northwestern England (and a sliver of Wales), taking in both cityscapes and magnificent countryside. New York Times, "The Parks That Made the Man Who Made Central Park," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of cityscape

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cityscape.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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