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[skahy-lahyn] /ˈskaɪˌlaɪn/
noun, Also, sky line
the boundary line between earth and sky; the apparent horizon:
A sail appeared against the skyline.
the outline of something, as the buildings of a city, against the sky:
the New York skyline.
verb (used with object), skylined, skylining.
to outline (something) against the sky.
Origin of skyline
1855-60; sky + line1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for skyline
  • Humans are nomenclature-based and this gives you a more intimate relationship with your skyline.
  • Any tall building in an urban center provides another handsome view of the night skyline.
  • Nearby high-rises compete with smokestacks for skyline supremacy.
  • Cupolas and towers rise from some roofs, giving the skyline a picturesque, almost whimsical air.
  • Look down from the dazzling skyline, it's all underbelly.
  • Once, they went to a club that had a grand view of the skyline.
  • The factories are being pushed to the outskirts, and in their place the city has developed a skyline.
  • The twin towers stand in a blue-gray, faraway skyline.
  • The helicopter buzzing back and forth across the skyline represents the financial centre's more yuan-denominated future.
  • But this spring the same skyline became crisp, often beneath blue skies and innocuous white clouds.
British Dictionary definitions for skyline


the line at which the earth and sky appear to meet; horizon
the outline of buildings, mountains, trees, etc, seen against the sky
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for skyline

"horizon," 1824, from sky (n.) + line (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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