Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An artistic representation, such as a painting or photograph, of a city.
  • noun A city or section of a city regarded as a scene.

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

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

Etymologies

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From city +‎ -scape.

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

  • 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 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 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

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