Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An artistic representation, such as a painting or photograph, of a city.
  • n. A city or section of a city regarded as a scene: "the vast cityscape of lower Manhattan” ( New Yorker).

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  • n. The view of the buildings of a city, usually referring to a pictured landscape.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. painting depicting a city or urban area
  • n. a viewpoint toward a city or other heavily populated area

Etymologies

From city +‎ -scape. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The single visible eye in the face appearing behind the cityscape is captivating.

    Book Cover Smackdown! Berserker Lord (Chaosbound) vs. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms vs. The Revolution Business

  • At Uruba, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Chemonges explained how Mogadishu's once highly developed cityscape is providing problems today.

    Reporter's Notebook: Mogadishu

  • In every age in every successful country, it has been important that at least a small part of the cityscape is not dominated by bankers, developers, chain stores, generic restaurants, and railway terminals.

    Boing Boing

  • I forgot to mention the new Vox LJ style I picked out, which is an awesome Austin cityscape designed by Tiffany Chow.

    March 9th, 2007

  • A police officer was gazing with mixed emotions at the dreary cityscape from the seventh floor of Reading Central Police Station.

    Excerpt: The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde

  • The newest addition to the cityscape was a giant two-story TV screen blaring out advertisements for cosmetics and electrical goods.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • The cityscape was a granite-and-glass mountain range, all glistening peaks and shadowy valleys of ceaseless life, a throbbing, pulsating, never-resting free-for-all of people and ideas and stories just screaming to be told.

    Sins of Two Fathers

  • There was the high-speed slow-motion shot in the H2O tank of the submarine surfacing, as well as three or four matte shots of the cityscape, the boathouse as well as the little airships.

    Famous Monsters Modern Mages: Harry Walton

  • The Chicago Architecture Foundation's 90-minute river cruise $35, departs from the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge; caf.architecture.org is an entertaining primer on the cityscape, led by docents who share lore about some 50 buildings as you putter past.

    Chicago

  • Daniel Shea for The Wall Street Journal The Chicago Architecture Foundation's 90-minute river cruise $35, departs from the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge is an excellent and entertaining primer on the cityscape, led by knowledgeable docents who will discuss some 50 buildings as you float past. caf.architecture.org

    Birthplace of the Skyscraper

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