ice·​scape ˈī(s)-ˌskāp How to pronounce icescape (audio)
plural icescapes
: an area covered with ice or ice formations
The icescape sometimes stretched out infinitely before them like the empty expanses of a frozen Sahara.Jane E. Stevens
: a picture representing an icescape

Examples of icescape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, dark rocks from the cosmos are easy to spot amid the pale icescape, and a general lack of terrestrial rocks limits look-alikes from our own planet. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Jan. 2023 From expeditioners perishing in an Antarctic icescape to World War II fighter planes exploding over Britain, dire situations can lead to crucial medical advances. Bee Wilson, Discover Magazine, 24 Feb. 2014 The level of detail — from complex cityscapes like Shanghai and Tokyo to the icescapes of Siberia — is brilliant. Mark Kennedy, idahostatesman, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of icescape was in 1839

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“Icescape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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