[ skahy-lahyn ]
/ ˈskaɪˌlaɪn /

noun Also sky line.

the boundary line between earth and sky; the apparent horizon: A sail appeared against the skyline.
the outline of something, as the buildings of a city, against the sky: the New York skyline.

verb (used with object), sky·lined, sky·lin·ing.

to outline (something) against the sky.


Origin of skyline

First recorded in 1855–60; sky + line1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for skyline


/ (ˈskaɪˌlaɪn) /


the line at which the earth and sky appear to meet; horizon
the outline of buildings, mountains, trees, etc, seen against the sky
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