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 Allowing viewers to see the world through Aman’s eyes, cinematographers Fairuz Ismail and Hafiz Rashid create ravishing black-and-white images of Kuala Lumpur’s cityscape at night, and gritty pictures of street life below. Richard Kuipers, Variety, 17 Dec. 2021 The cotton factories that pepper its cityscape have been repurposed as galleries, museums, convention halls and and community centers, while its downtown is dressed up with striking murals. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 18 Nov. 2021 His success paved the way for later generations of architects of color, all while gifting multiple buildings to Detroit’s cityscape. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 1 Jan. 2022 New Yorkers have come to accept — and investors to expect — a cityscape of gun lockers and wine-bottle gift boxes, buildings that look not so much utilitarian as disposable. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 24 Nov. 2021 Well-appointed lodging affords guests to Edinburgh some of the choicest views of the surrounding cityscape. Brad Japhe, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 The future cityscape is a half-hour north of the former Destiny. Kevin Spear,, 1 Dec. 2021 Whitehead stands in the bustle and points across the no-longer-so-scary cityscape. WSJ, 30 Oct. 2021 Before that, Ohio's license featured a bucolic farm scene next to a cityscape that then-Gov. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 21 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of cityscape

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cityscape was in 1856

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23 Jan 2022

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“Cityscape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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