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
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.
Recent Examples of scenery from the Web
Jon Hamm puts in a wonderful performance that's just this side of scenery-chewing.
There are practical reasons for Stanley Johnson’s off-season change of scenery.
That makes him a potential trade target, but any change of scenery could put a dent in his season given his .388/454/.739 showing at Marlins Park, where he's set off the Dinger Machine 14 times.
The plantation home is beautiful, as is the surrounding scenery of heavily drooping trees and hazy horizons through the woods.
This features a fun beaded detail and painted scenery for an appropriately beachy twist.
Even under Mr. Quinton’s direction, the cast members strain rather than perform and don’t appear to enjoy a gourmand’s taste for riotous, yet disciplined, scenery-chewing.
Though Maddon said there's no place like home, a change of scenery will be welcome.
The home features beautiful views of stunning scenery through big glass doors that open to the balcony.
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First Known Use of scenery
SCENERY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of scenery for Students
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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