town·​scape | \ ˈtau̇n-ˌskāp How to pronounce townscape (audio) \

Definition of townscape

1 : a representation of an urban scene
2 : a town or city viewed as a scene

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The scenic junction and surrounding Harpers Ferry National Historical Park make for one very picturesque townscape, especially during those leafy autumn months. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Towns in America," 21 Sep. 2018 Robert Perdziola’s scenery, a perspectival townscape, and costumes are wonderful in color and detail. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Review: From Tap to Sci-Fi Rites at Ballet Theater Gala," 22 May 2018 A century ago, giant clocks were part of every cityscape — and even many townscapes. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "You didn't know this 19th-century clock at City Market existed, but now it's running again," 20 Sep. 2017 And while Andrea Bryn Bush’s set features a charming mountain townscape complete with a toy train, the bare plywood walls of the characters’ homes give no sense of a retreat into a haven of suburban greenery. Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, "Review: ‘The Realistic Joneses’ poses big questions but offers few answers," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of townscape

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of townscape was in 1867

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English Language Learners Definition of townscape

: the area where a town is and the way it looks
: a picture that shows part or all of a town

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