Definition of scene
- the love scene
- a sylvan scene
- scene of the crime
- make a scene
- the drug scene
- a bad scene
- taken behind the scenes and told just how in fact the actual government … has operated
- —William Clark
The play's opening scene takes place in the courtyard.
The actor was nervous about his big scene.
Police are now at the scene.
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First Known Use: circa 1520See Words from the same year
: a division of an act in a play during which the action takes place in a single place without a break in time
: a part of a play, movie, story, etc., in which a particular action or activity occurs
: a view or sight that looks like a picture
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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