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 During the pandemic, with restaurants closed, virtual window shopping or fantasy shopping has become a favoured pastime for Melissa, who lives alone in a one-bedroom flat overlooking east London’s skyline. Vicky Spratt,, 20 Apr. 2021 Those who buy this package can take in the views of Miami's iconic skyline, all while enjoying music from their very own personal DJ who will be on board throughout the day. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 20 Apr. 2021 More than three thousand drones flew in formation to create the logo of Genesis Motors above Shanghai’s iconic skyline to week to mark the company’s launch in China. David Hambling, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 Salt Lake City's skyline will change in 2021 with at least five skyscrapers going up and several high-profile multi-story apartment buildings being built along major streets. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Mar. 2021 The same applies to this miniature diorama of Dubai's unmistakable skyline. Gear Team, Wired, 20 Mar. 2021 But with the Pacific Park megaproject bringing 17 buildings to the area just east of Barclays, a far taller skyline is inching its way down the avenue. Valeria Ricciulli, Curbed, 17 Mar. 2021 One of the distinguishing features of the Hobbs Building was its iconic onion dome that had become a recognizable part of Aurora’s skyline. Steve Lord,, 18 May 2021 Founded in 1999, Cisterra has contributed to the evolution of downtown’s skyline with the DiamondView Tower and Sempra Energy buildings near Petco Park. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of skyline

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Jun 2021

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“Skyline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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