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 The loftlike apartment extends 4,200 square feet and features wall-to-ceiling windows that provide stunning Hudson River and cityscape views. New York Times, "Top Sales Show How Pandemic Continues to Influence the Market," 1 Jan. 2021 Eight years of lavish marketing inflated an edgelord open-world game into a cutting-edge, infinite cityscape brimming with intrigue and desire and possibility. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "How Cyberpunk 2077 Sold a Promise—and Rigged the System," 15 Dec. 2020 With no parades from which to toss throws, some suggested that krewes could conceive coronavirus-safe scavenger hunts that would use online clues to guide seekers to small treasures hidden in the cityscape. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, "Hot air balloons? Throw sales? Deadline for more Mardi Gras ideas is Saturday at midnight," 4 Dec. 2020 Removal of the double-faced red and white billboard, a staple of the South of Market neighborhood and San Francisco’s cityscape since 1937, is a sign of the times, Coca-Cola confirmed Monday. Vanessa Arredondo,, "‘Please don’t tear it down’: San Francisco losing its 83-year-old Coca-Cola billboard," 26 Oct. 2020 With their silvery monochromatic tones and neoclassical motifs, Moumin’s creations are more in the spirit of an early 20th-century cityscape. Washington Post, "In the galleries: Cutting, pasting and creating dazzling order out of chaos," 27 Nov. 2020 The facsimile luxury living space seems utterly authentic, right down to the high-altitude views of the New Orleans cityscape, which are photographically projected onto the faux windows. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, "How would Drew Brees' (alleged) 'baller' condo at the Four Seasons Hotel look? Get a sneak preview," 28 Oct. 2020 Set in upper-crusty Manhattan, this six-episode miniseries opens with an ominously gray New York cityscape and a young boy discovering something terrible on his way to school. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: In ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ chess and addiction battle for a prodigy’s soul," 23 Oct. 2020 With price, a single-family home might be unaffordable to some looking to reside within the cityscape, but condos offer an attractive alternative. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Condo Life: Condos offer some top locations for urban living," 17 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cityscape

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jan 2021

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“Cityscape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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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