- 1In, relating to, or characteristic of a city or town: the urban populationMore example sentences
- Dublin was the earliest of the Irish towns to take on urban characteristics.
- The growth of large civilisations has meant that large cities and urban areas have been built in many parts of the world.
- Apart from such forest types one can see this tree in urban and suburban areas close to the city, he adds.
- 2 (also urban contemporary) Denoting or relating to popular dance music of black origin: a party that features the best in urban musicMore example sentences
- They are also more tuned in to radio, listening some 22.6 hours per week, and often turn their dials to black gospel and urban contemporary stations.
- As a solo performer from the 1970s onwards, he's been one of the staples of urban contemporary music.
- For instance, if someone is listening to an urban contemporary station, the candidate advertisements should reflect the same format and use similar types of music.
- 2.1Denoting popular black culture in general.More example sentences
- I believe we had tapped into a culture - the very urban world of street racing.
- He looked out of place and his use of urban street lingo was confusing.
- Like Byrne, all these writers understand the dark comedy that emerges from tough urban experience.
early 17th century: from Latin urbanus, from urbs, urb- 'city'.