Definition of State of the City in US English:

State of the City

noun

US
  • 1"State of the City address (also speech)": an address delivered annually by the mayor of a city, usually reflecting on the condition of the city and outlining plans for legislation.

  • 2State of the City address.

Origin

1940s. From state + of + the + city.

Pronunciation

State of the City

/ˌsteɪt ə(v) ðə ˈsɪti/