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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Construction workers on both sites, reading the news and sitting on perches hundreds of feet above the street, gazed across the cityscape and placed bets. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "A Friendship Turned to Rivalry. A Feud That Changed the New York Skyline.," 27 Mar. 2019 Recent advertising campaigns featured Cadillacs cruising through Manhattan cityscapes. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Cadillac Brand to Move Back to Detroit," 26 Sep. 2018 From the 10th floor of the Mattel tower, the flat cityscape blurs into a field of gray. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Barbie's 60th Birthday Wish Was to Be More Inclusive. Now What?," 2 May 2019 Floor-to-ceiling windows switch directions on each floor, offering differing perspectives over the cityscape, and each level grows a few feet taller than the last — a changing plan designed to encourage changing exhibitions. Laura Rysman, New York Times, "The Prada Foundation’s New, Rem Koolhaas-Designed Tower," 17 Apr. 2018 This year’s best design and urbanism books feature impeccable modern interiors and fantastical cityscapes, educational toys and landscape utopias, plus playgrounds, textiles, subway tiles, and road trips. Curbed Staff, Curbed, "18 enticing new books on design, cities, and more," 14 Dec. 2018 From there, the experience mimics the movie by leading the players into a shuttle that shoots them into the internet: a massive, futuristic cityscape, filled with in-jokes and riffs on familiar online brands. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The Void’s Ralph Breaks VR puts players inside a giant interactive Disney movie," 21 Nov. 2018 Ranging from broad cityscapes to up-close portraits, objects and scenes, Cole’s photos and short essays give snapshots of place. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "The 10 best travel writers you’ve never read but should," 10 Aug. 2018 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

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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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