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scenery

noun scen·ery \ˈsē-nə-rē, ˈsēn-rē\

: the walls, furniture, trees, etc., that are used on a stage during a play or other performance to show where the action is taking place

: a view of natural features (such as mountains, hills, valleys, etc.) that is pleasing to look at

: the things that can be seen where a person lives, works, etc.

plural scen·er·ies

Full Definition of SCENERY

1
:  the painted scenes or hangings and accessories used on a theater stage
2
:  a picturesque view or landscape
3
:  one's usual surroundings <needed a change of scenery>
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Examples of SCENERY

  1. She designed the scenery for the play.
  2. The scenery showed a forest.
  3. We went for a drive to enjoy the scenery.

First Known Use of SCENERY

1770

Related to SCENERY

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with SCENERY

SCENERY Defined for Kids

scenery

noun scen·ery \ˈsē-nə-rē, ˈsēn-rē\

Definition of SCENERY for Kids

1
:  the painted scenes used on a stage and the furnishings that go with them
2
:  pleasant outdoor scenes or views <mountain scenery>
3
:  a person's usual surroundings <I need a change of scenery.>

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