sce·nic | \ˈsē-nik also ˈse- \
variants: or less commonly scenical \-ni-kəl \

Definition of scenic 

1 : of or relating to the stage, a stage setting, or stage representation

2 : of or relating to natural scenery a scenic view

3 : representing an action, event, or episode a scenic bas-relief

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scenically \ˈsē-ni-k(ə-)lē also ˈse- \ adverb

Examples of scenic in a Sentence

the scenic beauty of the countryside Our hotel had a scenic view of the lake. The country around here is very scenic.
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There is a $5 discount on the new attractions with the purchase of a scenic chairlift ticket ($12-$19). Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Arizona Snowbowl is offering new summer attractions," 12 July 2018 The leafy and lovely downtown features majestic storefronts and homes from the early 1800s to the 1930s, a scenic river walk and plenty of restaurants and shops. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 But the work as a whole stands up, with its sharply drawn wit, its scenic velocity, and its brilliantly hybrid score infused with that youthful exuberance from first bar to last. Jeremy Eichler,, "Tanglewood opens with Bernstein’s exuberance, Lang Lang’s return," 8 July 2018 This features the same drive down Turnagain Arm, but continues on to Seward for the scenic cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Playing tour guide this summer for visitors to Alaska? Here are some fun itineraries," 7 July 2018 The 105th Tour de France kicks off Saturday, July 7 in Noirmoutier en l’Île, a scenic, coastal town in western France. Gina Martinez, Time, "Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Tour de France," 6 July 2018 Thanks @budlight and thank u baby @G_Eazy --: @.willnichols — HALSEY PHILIPPINES (@halseyph) August 31, 2017 September 4, 2017 The two went instagram official, posting matching couple pics during a scenic getaway. Connor Whittum, Billboard, "A Timeline of Halsey & G-Eazy's Relationship," 6 July 2018 Saddle up for a horseback ride at Abbeyfield Farm, where you will be treated to an impossibly scenic ride through fields dotted with bales of hay. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "A Perfect Weekend Away in Dublin," 11 July 2018 Marsha Ginsberg’s scenic design is dominated by the production’s most effective visual element: a gunmetal-gray, rotating carnival ride with five torpedo-like cars painted with grinning shark faces. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "‘Peter Pan’ Review: A Modern Neverland," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of scenic

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Phrases Related to scenic

the scenic route

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The first known use of scenic was in 1623

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English Language Learners Definition of scenic

: having, providing, or relating to a pleasing or beautiful view of natural scenery (such as mountains, hills, valleys, etc.)


sce·nic | \ˈsē-nik \

Kids Definition of scenic

1 : having views of pleasant natural features We took a scenic drive in the country.

2 : relating to stage scenery scenic design

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