city·​scape ˈsi-tē-ˌskāp How to pronounce cityscape (audio)
: a city viewed as a scene
: an artistic representation of a city
: 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 Works from each of her series—from the New York cityscapes to the paintings of mountains, flowers, and bones—and are on view. Alexandra Malmed, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2023 Style seekers should check into Canopy for ultra-modern interiors and a rooftop pool that redefines what a cityscape should be. By sunset, Sunset Magazine, 10 Oct. 2023 Nestled at the foot of the Hollywood Hills, the property boasts panoramic views from the Hollywood sign and cityscape of downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 16 Sep. 2023 Celine Daemen won the grand prize of the Venice Immersive section, which honors VR and interactive works, for Songs for a Passerby, which allows users to become puppeteers of their own bodies in a melancholic journey through a cityscape. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Sep. 2023 Story continues below advertisement Advertisement Remnants of Baghdad’s architectural splendor are woven throughout the cityscape. Mustafa Salim, Washington Post, 29 June 2023 Nestled amidst the bustling cityscape, this aquatic gem invites guests to unwind in a one-of-a-kind setting, floating through a miniature Lone Star State. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 3 Oct. 2023 The Democratic Republic of Congo’s president, Félix Tshisekedi, poses with the cityscape of Kinshasa peeking out between curtains in the background. Dionne Searcey, New York Times, 25 Sep. 2023 Those who opt for the 1,150-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment will find floor-to-ceiling windows with cityscape views. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Cityscape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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