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riverscape

Line breaks: river|scape
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪvəskeɪp
 
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Definition of riverscape in English:

noun

1A view or prospect of a river.
Example sentences
  • But surveys show that the environmental benefits of riverscapes are high up on people's list of priorities, with flood defences, understandably, of particular concern.
  • Not only are they unable to visit foreign countries, but in their own environment they are barred from escorting tourists outside the riverscape and old city.
  • Each time the waters swelled and raged through the passage there at the bridge, their recession revealed an altered riverscape.
1.1A painting of a river or riverside scene.
Example sentences
  • His peaceful, poised riverscapes were a formula pioneered by Daubigny, while several canvases looking straight out to sea, including The Sea at Pourville, were used as studies of different effects of light on the water.
  • Not just because this wall-sized riverscape reflects what must have been the artist's immersion and ruthlessly honest encounter with the landscape, but because it has an intensity that penetrates far, far below the surface.

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