Definition of city dwelling in US English:

city dwelling

noun

  • 1A dwelling place within a city.

  • 2The action or fact of living in a city.

adjective

  • That lives in a city. In quot. 1593, as noun with the: people dwelling in a city collectively.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From city + dwelling<br>late 16th century. From city + dwelling.

Pronunciation

city dwelling

/ˈsɪti ˌdwɛlɪŋ/