Definition of skyline in English:



  • An outline of land and buildings defined against the sky.

    ‘the skyline of the city’
    • ‘Anybody who knows Auckland will know that the city skyline is dominated by the Sky Tower.’
    • ‘The result has transformed the skyline of Frankfurt.’
    • ‘The population is dominated by farmers, and the skyline is dotted with silos.’
    • ‘In many towns they fill out the skyline, along with the church and the water tower.’
    • ‘Now if I walk to the other side of the office, the broadcast tower would grace that northerly skyline.’
    • ‘The jagged skyline of the Santa Catalina Mountains seemed to rise just beyond the traffic.’
    • ‘Temples and palaces punctuated the skyline seemingly at random.’
    • ‘I looked over the edge and gazed at the New York City skyline in the distance.’
    • ‘I couldn't help smiling when I saw the night skyline of New York.’
    • ‘Blue lights illuminated the entire skyline, making the city look even more majestic.’
    • ‘Buildings like these have already changed skylines from London to Hong Kong.’
    • ‘The skyline is dotted with towering cranes, hovering like hawks.’
    • ‘We all looked up to see the New York skyline in the distance.’
    • ‘The towers are out front, with the rest of the New York skyline in the background.’
    • ‘The night-time skyline of downtown San Francisco looked nearly as ablaze as ever as the weekend started.’
    • ‘The Japanese Garden on the grounds provides a perfect view of the downtown skyline.’
    • ‘Behind Steve is a snazzy backdrop of the Vancouver skyline at night.’
    • ‘The second backdrop showed the Wall Street skyline at night.’
    • ‘The large windows overlooked the skyline, which was overcast with black clouds.’
    • ‘The urban skyline rises above trees in the distance, though it might as well be 50 miles away.’
    range of vision, field of view, vista, view
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