scenery

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noun scen·ery \ˈsē-nə-rē, ˈsēn-rē\

Definition of scenery

plural

sceneries

  1. 1 :  the painted scenes or hangings and accessories used on a theater stage

  2. 2 :  a picturesque view or landscape

  3. 3 :  one's usual surroundings needed a change of scenery

Examples of scenery in a Sentence

  1. She designed the scenery for the play.

  2. The scenery showed a forest.

  3. We went for a drive to enjoy the scenery.

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First Known Use of scenery

circa 1707

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SCENERY Defined for English Language Learners

scenery

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noun

Definition of scenery for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

scenery

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noun scen·ery \ˈsē-nə-rē, ˈsēn-rē\

Definition of scenery for Students

  1. 1 :  the painted scenes used on a stage and the furnishings that go with them

  2. 2 :  pleasant outdoor scenes or views mountain scenery

  3. 3 :  a person's usual surroundings I need a change of scenery.



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