Definition of skyline noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskaɪlaɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskaɪlaɪn//
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the outline of buildings, trees, hills, etc. seen against the sky the New York skyline Ugly tower blocks dominate the skyline.Extra examples Clouds of smoke floated over the skyline. The roof commands a spectacular view of the skyline. The skyline is broken by a water tower. The skyline is dominated by a nuclear power station. The sun slipped below the skyline. There are many construction cranes on the skyline. There are several gothic spires on the city skyline. These buildings have already changed skylines from Los Angeles to Hong Kong. lights twinkling along the Beirut skyline small white clouds sweeping gently across the skyline the moving figures he could see against the skyline
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