scenery

noun
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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Synonyms for scenery

Synonyms

decor (or décor), mise-en-scène, scene, set

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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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The history, the scenery, the people—there are few places more enchanting to visit than Ireland. Todd Plummer, Town & Country, "5 Amazing Locations in Ireland," 21 May 2019 Just like Yellowstone's wildlife and majestic scenery, tourists behaving badly have become a target for cameras. Fox News, "Yellowstone tourist ticketed for walking too close, appearing to urinate on Old Faithful," 18 Sep. 2018 Just like Yellowstone’s wildlife and majestic scenery, tourists behaving badly have become a target for cameras. Mead Gruver, The Seattle Times, "Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed," 17 Sep. 2018 The movie started out okay, with pretty scenery in the Pacific Northwest. Meredith Goldstein, The Cut, "The Vampire Movie Obsession That Made Me Reconsider How I Felt About Porn," 16 Apr. 2018 The focus is very much on people — usually captured by searchingly intense close-ups — who simply don't have the time to gaze at nice scenery. Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Omission' ('La omision'): Film Review | Berlin 2018," 2 Mar. 2018 Most people still like to putter, climb hills and look at the scenery. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Despite some rough spots, snowmachine conditions are good in the Interior," 22 Jan. 2018 Take it outside: People who spend time outdoors gazing at scenery feel closer to each other, according to a study conducted at the University of Rochester. Kate Schweitzer, Marie Claire, "4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Date Night," 21 Mar. 2011 And, hey, if the movie isn’t as comedically golden as Bridesmaids, there’s at least a ton of picturesque scenery and drinking debauchery to enjoy (and partake in, obviously) while watching it. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Wine Country Looks Like the Next Bridesmaids," 11 Apr. 2019

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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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scenery

noun

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.

scenery

noun
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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