sky·​line ˈskī-ˌlīn How to pronounce skyline (audio)
: the apparent juncture of earth and sky : horizon
: 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 Located just a few steps away from the historic Boston Common, this towering hotel comes complete with a wealth of polished rooms that offers stunning views of both Back Bay and the downtown Boston skyline—but there’s a lot more to do around the property than just lounge around your room. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The owners of the Regions Tower building, a fixture in the Indianapolis skyline, are facing foreclosure amid alarming financial problems for the country's commercial office real estate industry, according to a lawsuit filed in Marion County Superior Court. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 Increasingly, he has been involved in major deals shaping New York’s skyline, including the 2014 sale of a parking lot on Manhattan’s West Side for $238 million that is now the Spiral office tower, one of the tallest buildings in the city. Matthew Haag, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 Chicago skyline: on the passenger-side instrument panel end cap, visible from outside the vehicle when the door is open. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 11 Feb. 2024 But as with a lot of acquisitions, that means that things have changed a little bit since the small app was absorbed into the giant CRM company, whose phallic building sticks out in the San Francisco skyline. Lauren Goode, WIRED, 8 Feb. 2024 The ballpark would be closer to downtown and offer views of the city's famed skyline, something the team's current home at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side lacks. Andrew Seligman, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2024 See downtown skyline glow red As the sun sets, enjoy the Kansas City skyline lit for the Chiefs. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 But two buildings with Spanish design influence stand out from the crowd and stand out in the skyline: the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami and the Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of skyline was in 1815

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“Skyline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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sky·​line -ˌlīn How to pronounce skyline (audio)
: the line where earth and sky or water and sky seem to meet : horizon
: an outline (as of buildings or mountains) against the sky

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