Definition of riverscape in US English:



  • 1A picturesque view or prospect of a river.

    • ‘Meanwhile, Williams hasn't been deterred from taking tourists on a scenic trip down the exquisitely beautiful riverscape.’
    • ‘Not only are they unable to visit foreign countries, but in their own environment they are barred from escorting tourists outside the riverscape and old city.’
    • ‘Both the sites that I am familiar with are on the edge of urban developments and in semi-countryside with a wide riverscape and open parkland nearby.’
    • ‘At the very least the existing buildings could benefit from some design revitalisation which could also allow them to connect more to the surrounding hills and riverscape.’
    • ‘Each time the waters swelled and raged through the passage there at the bridge, their recession revealed an altered riverscape.’
    • ‘But surveys show that the environmental benefits of riverscapes are high up on people's list of priorities, with flood defences, understandably, of particular concern.’
    • ‘View the river from Ringwood Road just after you leave the last village shop, and you are presented with an exciting riverscape.’
    • ‘His back is to the fence and the broad, high riverscape and mountains beyond; he faces in toward his garden where two pines are growing, their trunks intertwined and their branches fanning out above.’
    landscape, countryside, country, terrain, topography, setting, surroundings, environment
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    1. 1.1 A painting of a river or riverside scene.
      • ‘His peaceful, poised riverscapes were a formula pioneered by Daubigny, while several canvases looking straight out to sea, including The Sea at Pourville, were used as studies of different effects of light on the water.’
      • ‘Not just because this wall-sized riverscape reflects what must have been the artist's immersion and ruthlessly honest encounter with the landscape, but because it has an intensity that penetrates far, far below the surface.’