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 Located at 52 East End Avenue, the 35th-floor apartment features wall-to-wall windows that frame spectacular river and skyline views. Neal Leitereg, Forbes, "BeautyRx Founder Offers Up Sunny Manhattan Setting For $4 Million," 16 Apr. 2021 The booming South Boston waterfront is about to get some new additions to its skyline., "A trio of gigantic cargo cranes are headed to South Boston port from Shanghai," 13 Apr. 2021 Modern Italian restaurant Monarch has the best skyline views of Dallas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "12 new restaurants — tacos, coffee, steak — in Dallas-Fort Worth in March 2021," 25 Mar. 2021 San Francisco’s rents overtook Manhattan at the end of 2015 as companies like Uber, Stripe and Twitter ushered in a new tech boom that reshaped the region’s skyline and economy. Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, "S.F. loses status as most expensive U.S. office market, dropping below Manhattan after five years on top," 5 Apr. 2021 Over its long life, the four-level home with views of the city skyline and Mount St. Helens, has been owned by a lumberman and luminaries, including Lee Loomis, a former Yukon gold rush banker who founded Loomis Armored Car Service. oregonlive, "Loomis armored car founder’s Portland mansion is for sale at $3.2 million," 1 Apr. 2021 Walkers, joggers and cyclists in need of an urban escape can find respite from the workweek when taking in views of the Orlando skyline and the sunset from Lake Underhill Park. Patrick Connolly,, "Florida Fresh Air: Lake Underhill Park presents skyline views, exercise trail," 5 Mar. 2021 Many of the property’s guestrooms also offer balcony views of the Cincinnati skyline and the Ohio River. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter completes multi-million dollar renovation," 4 Mar. 2021 The bridge is also known for its pointed arches and stone towers, and offers excellent views of the Financial District skyline and Brooklyn. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "New York City Travel Guide," 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of skyline

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Skyline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 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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