skyline

noun sky·line \ ˈskī-ˌlīn \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of skyline

1 : the apparent juncture of earth and sky : horizon
2 : an outline (as of buildings or a mountain range) against the background of the sky

Examples of skyline in a Sentence

  1. the New York City skyline

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First Known Use of skyline

1815

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SKYLINE Defined for English Language Learners

skyline

Definition of skyline for English Language Learners

  • : the outline of buildings, mountains, etc., against the background of the sky


SKYLINE Defined for Kids

skyline

noun sky·line \ ˈskī-ˌlīn \

Definition of skyline for Students

1 : the line where earth and sky seem to meet : horizon
2 : an outline against the sky
  • Tall buildings form the skyline of the city.


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