street·​scape ˈstrēt-ˌskāp How to pronounce streetscape (audio)
: the appearance or view of a street
: a work of art depicting a view of a street

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To the north, Cleveland Heights improved its Lee Road streetscape through the Cedar-Lee District -- and in some cases beyond -- several years ago. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 1 Feb. 2023 According to Ryan Adriatico, Franklin Park senior village planner, beautifying the downtown streetscape revitalized Franklin Avenue from Ruby Street to 25th Avenue. Elizabeth Owens-schiele, Chicago Tribune, 13 Feb. 2023 But as is often the case when something new appears on the New York City streetscape, people seem startled by the large structures — and some have expressed unfounded fears about 5G. Dodai Stewart,, 5 Nov. 2022 As the city upgrades to 5G wireless, the streetscape is changing. Dodai Stewart, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2022 Pharmacies and bank branches were hogging such huge swaths of the once-varied streetscape that, in an attempt to liven things up, the City Council passed a bill requiring at least 50 percent of a store’s street-level walls to be transparent. Curbed, 2 Mar. 2022 The towers would theoretically help finance station upgrades (there are concerns that the towers’ revenue will fall short) and streetscape improvements, but not the rail infrastructure itself (that’s a separate $13 billion plan). Curbed, 10 Aug. 2022 Middleburg Heights has been selected to receive an $854,355 grant through Cuyahoga County Council that will enable the city to complete streetscape improvements as part of the Southland District revitalization. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 2 July 2022 An open house will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the former Gap building at 225 S. Main St. for residents and business owners to learn about the city’s downtown streetscape improvement project. Michelle Mullins,, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of streetscape was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Streetscape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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