scenery

noun

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

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scenery was circa 1707

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Cite this Entry

“Scenery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scenery. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

scenery

noun
scen·​ery ˈsēn-(ə-)rē How to pronounce scenery (audio)
1
: the painted scenes or hangings and accessories used on a theater stage
2
: a view or landscape resembling a beautiful painting
mountain scenery
3
: one's usual surroundings
needed a change of scenery

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