city·​scape | \ˈsi-tē-ˌskāp \

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

Cummings is a fine art photographer specializing in black and white landscapes and cityscapes. kansascity, "Art exhibit invites viewer to travel to distant lands | The Kansas City Star," 10 Apr. 2018 Both units also have panoramic Central Park and cityscape views. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "Jessica Lange Among Owners Expanding Into Grander Homes," 29 June 2018 Coloring Books for Grown-Ups l Photo: F. Martin Ramin/ The Wall Street Journal Real-estate buffs can try their hand at adult coloring books dedicated to architecture and cityscapes. Wsj Real Estate, WSJ, "City Planners, Property Developers Fuel Push for Driverless Vehicles," 30 May 2018 Black and white cutouts of cityscapes decorate a water station set along the opposite wall, where chopsticks, silverware and ball jars filled with Thai basil, jalapeno and wedges of lime take up residence. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Ngon Appetit keeps it simple with 3 items — soup, sandwiches, crepes," 11 July 2018 This time-lapse video of sweeping cityscapes by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic is enough to move you. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "This Mind-Blowing Time-Lapse Can't Even Show You How Amazing 10K Resolution Is," 13 Feb. 2015 The show also features unforgettable portraits and cityscapes, though heaven remains the focal point. New York Times, "23 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 Built in 1993, the tri-level contemporary rests against the hillside and has views that extend from the cityscape to the ocean. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Onetime Sunset Strip home of songwriter Bob Crewe for sale at $4.9 million," 3 Apr. 2018 That leads to wildly different visual languages in each story, from bright neon cityscapes to cheery oceanside pastels to grimy and dark wastelands. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Can Amazon capture 'Black Mirror' magic with 'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams'?," 11 Jan. 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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