cityscape

[sit-ee-skeyp]
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noun
  1. a view of a city, especially a large urban center: The cityscape is impressive as one approaches New York from the sea.
  2. a picture representing such a view.
  3. the characteristic appearance of a city: She has been documenting changes in the cityscape for 20 years.

Origin of cityscape

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; city + -scape
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Historical Examples of cityscape

  • One realized that habit had given us a sense of proportion to the cityscape.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

  • But it does not take him long to note the absence of wide boulevards and the lack of ensemble in the cityscape.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons


British Dictionary definitions for cityscape

cityscape

noun
  1. an urban landscape; view of a city
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