sky·​line | \ ˈskī-ˌlīn How to pronounce skyline (audio) \

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

the New York City skyline
Recent Examples on the Web The world's skinniest skyscraper has been completed, adding a new landmark to Manhattan's famous skyline. Lydia Armstrong, CNN, 6 Apr. 2022 Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said that’s why the Couture will add to the downtown skyline, but will also touch the entire city. Corrinne Hess, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2022 There isn’t a bad seat in the stadium on the hill, and beyond the videoboard is a picturesque view of Sloss Furnace to the left and downtown’s skyline to right. Joseph Goodman |, al, 21 Feb. 2022 Baltimore bustled along in 2021 but the changes to the skyline and neighborhoods required some careful inspection. Jacques Kelly,, 1 Jan. 2022 And now, Denver is the latest city adding a striking biophilic building to its modern skyline. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 14 Dec. 2021 Eric Heisig reports the glassy building, poised to be the fourth tallest in the city and sixth in the state, will not only be a major addition to the Cleveland skyline but also act as a welcoming presence to pedestrians. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2021 Castle will remain part of the scenery for generations of kids growing up in Harvey, poking at the imagination and adding a touch of mystery to the Southland skyline. Paul Eisenberg,, 30 May 2021 The state-of-the-art production included a massive set designed to look like the superstar’s beloved Toronto skyline, besieged by some form of apocalypse or three. James Sullivan,, 22 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of skyline

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2022

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“Skyline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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sky·​line | \ ˈskī-ˌlīn How to pronounce skyline (audio) \

Kids Definition of skyline

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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