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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sit-ee-skeyp]
    • /ˈsɪt iˌskeɪp/
    • /ˈsɪ.ti.skeɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sit-ee-skeyp]
    • /ˈsɪt iˌskeɪp/

Definitions of cityscape word

  • noun cityscape an urban landscape; view of a city 3
  • noun cityscape a pictorial view, as a painting or photograph, of a city or section of one 3
  • noun cityscape a view of a city as from an aircraft or skyscraper, or of city buildings silhouetted against the horizon 3
  • noun cityscape a city scene with typical elements 3
  • noun cityscape a view of a city, especially a large urban center: The cityscape is impressive as one approaches New York from the sea. 1
  • noun cityscape a picture representing such a view. 1

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Origin of cityscape

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60; city + -scape

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Parts of speech for Cityscape


cityscape popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

cityscape usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cityscape

noun cityscape

  • picture — a visual representation of a person, object, or scene, as a painting, drawing, photograph, etc.: I carry a picture of my grandchild in my wallet.
  • sketch — a simply or hastily executed drawing or painting, especially a preliminary one, giving the essential features without the details.
  • art — Art consists of paintings, sculpture, and other pictures or objects which are created for people to look at and admire or think deeply about.
  • canvas — Canvas is a strong, heavy cloth that is used for making things such as tents, sails, and bags.
  • depiction — A depiction of something is a picture or a written description of it.

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