concrete jungle


: a modern city or urban area filled with large buildings and regarded especially as a harshly competitive, unwelcoming, or dangerous place

Examples of concrete jungle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s called a concrete jungle because everything is concrete. Ebonyjanice Moore, Essence, 15 Aug. 2023 Inside, conversely, is a calm, spaceship-like space, a UFO in the concrete jungle, dotted with ottomans from Darren Romanelli that are made from upcycled jeans and T-shirts. Véronique Hyland, ELLE, 17 July 2023 Set within an early 20th-century Beaux-Arts building on the corner of 29th Street and Madison Avenue, the hotel acts as a sophisticated sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding concrete jungle. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 11 July 2023 The SoCal festival was meant to take place 90 minutes outside of Los Angeles in May, but announced a location change five weeks in advance that brought the festival to the concrete jungle of downtown L.A. on May 5-6. Katie Bain, Billboard, 6 June 2023 The set, designed by Daughter of Lama, pays homage to retro music videos with colorful graffiti and a mini concrete jungle. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 2 June 2023 New York — concrete jungle where Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes step out for walks. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 25 May 2023 Shade from the sun:Proposal would create a $30 million fund to plant trees in areas suffering from heat Planting trees adds expense, work for homeowners In addition to greening a concrete jungle, getting more trees on private land is a hurdle the city has struggled to deal with. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 25 May 2023 But behind the concrete jungle of Hong Kong, where more than 7 million people mingle in a 430 square mile area home to more skyscrapers than New York city, lies one of the last holdouts for several exotic species of turtle. Chris Lau, CNN, 29 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of concrete jungle was in 1925

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“Concrete jungle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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