Definition of townscape in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtounˌskāp/


1The visual appearance of a town or urban area; an urban landscape: the building’s contribution to the townscape an industrial townscape
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  • They also argued that development would ‘seriously detract from the townscape and visual amenity’ of the area and that the development, if used as a pharmacy, would be ‘unsustainable’.
  • For example, many of our most valued townscapes, landscapes habitats and institutions still reflect medieval and even earlier survivals, despite significant climate change and massive political upheavals in the last 500 years.
  • The impact Norman castles have made on the development of Britain's landscapes and townscapes thus reflects many dimensions of medieval power and lordship.
1.1A picture of a town.
Example sentences
  • Hats off also to the gorgeous cover design - a slim and elegant card construction with four lovely colour images of nighttime townscapes.
  • When he did not paint interiors, he painted townscapes.
  • He continued to paint large-scale portrait arrangements but the Nocturnes were largely replaced by intimate little seascapes, landscapes, townscapes, and interiors in oil and watercolours.

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Syllabification: town·scape

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