scen·​ery | \ ˈsē-nə-rē How to pronounce scenery (audio) , ˈsēn-rē \
plural sceneries

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 in a Sentence

She designed the scenery for the play. The scenery showed a forest. We went for a drive to enjoy the scenery.
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Recent Examples on the Web There are few or no pre-rendered cutscenes, since the real-time engine itself is capable of producing nearly photorealistic scenery and faces. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "I played 15 hours of Baldur’s Gate 3 early access, and I want them back," 6 Oct. 2020 Without kids, mortgages or offices to tie them down, some Americans are city hopping in search of new scenery and open space. Olivia Rockeman,, "Free to Work Remotely, Young Americans Are Covid Road Tripping," 1 Oct. 2020 Moody landscapes, the moody scenery, and the sense of being tiny. Tara Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Let These Photos Take You to Alaska’s Abandoned Mining Towns," 1 Oct. 2020 Behind the scenes, technical theater students provided lighting, scenery and props, a release from the production team states. James T. Norman,, "Libertyville High School students perform ‘drive-thru’ play for more than 100 cars," 29 Sep. 2020 He was smitten with the scenery and the personal challenge. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, "Minnesota kayaker has history around the Great Lakes; now he's crossing them," 17 Sep. 2020 Despite his success in New England, Brady was ready for a change of scenery and another challenge. Edgar Thompson,, "Tom Brady brings instant credibility, winning attitude to Bucs," 5 Sep. 2020 Apparently, among all that vivid scenery and wardrobe changing, a big product reveal slipped right under our radars. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Pat McGrath's Newest Makeup Secretly Debuted in Cardi B's New "WAP" Music Video," 10 Aug. 2020 But the overarching theme isn’t just about the extravagant costumes, beautiful scenery, or intricate choreography. Candace Mcduffie, Glamour, "Beyoncé’s Black Is King Is Exactly What We Need Right Now," 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of scenery

circa 1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scenery was circa 1707

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17 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Scenery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of scenery

: 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.


scen·​ery | \ ˈsē-nə-rē How to pronounce scenery (audio) , ˈsēn-rē \

Kids Definition of scenery

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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