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

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The location offers expansive vistas of Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle’s skyline, as well as a future view of a new cruise ship terminal slated by the Port of Seattle on 29 acres at Pier 46. Gridiron Condominiums, The Seattle Times, "Pioneer Square condos host waterfront revival talk," 29 Mar. 2019 Batch Winery, known for its bubblies, offers sweeping views of the valley and vines below, while the road just in front of Jurassic Ridge and Mud Brick vineyards is the perfect spot to capture Auckland’s skyline. Andrea Bartz, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Auckland, New Zealand," 11 Feb. 2019 The first, freedom to soar, will be evident to anyone who glances at Chicago’s skyline. Blair Kamin,, "For July 4th, four architectural freedoms," 2 July 2018 ICON Orlando is the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast, with riders able to view the theme parks and downtown Orlando’s skyline. Marco Santana,, "Icon Orlando offers special packages for dad on Father's Day weekend," 12 June 2018 The 32-story building at 100 Peachtree Street has occupied part of Atlanta’s skyline since the 1960s. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, "Equitable no more: Downtown Atlanta tower’s landmark sign to go digital," 22 May 2018 The view of Cedar Point’s coaster skyline and Lake Erie at the top is impressive. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Cedar Point: New Steel Vengeance coaster smooths out a Mean Streak," 4 May 2018 Take in 270-degree views of the Magic City’s growing skyline from 40 floors up while sitting in a Southeast Asian jungle setting of Balinese furnishings and exotic plants and sipping cocktails that match the motif. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the U.S.," 27 Apr. 2018 Downtown Hartford’s skyline has a new hotel flag: Red Lion. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "Red Lion Hotel Comes To Downtown Hartford," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of skyline

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of skyline

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


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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