sce·​nic | \ ˈsē-nik How to pronounce scenic (audio) also ˈse- \
variants: or less commonly scenical \ ˈsē-​ni-​kəl How to pronounce scenic (audio) also  ˈse-​ \

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

Other Words from scenic

scenically \ ˈsē-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce scenic (audio) 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Page’s tours make their way to Riverfront Park, where visitors are given scenic views of the Cooper River, which is often speckled with people testing their fishing lines out on the docks. Maya Eaglin, NBC News, 20 June 2022 On the Hudson River, Croton Point Park Beach in Croton-on-Hudson is popular for its scenic views and spacious beach, as well as kayaking, boating and stand-up paddle boarding. Lea Lane, Forbes, 12 June 2022 This family-friendly activity takes passengers along the Eastern Promenade, offering scenic views of Casco Bay. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2022 In the slideshow, Lipa visits a fresh food market and shares scenic views of Portofino, as well as snaps of other outfits, including a casual polo shirt and shorts look and pink shorts paired with a mesh vest, bikini top, and belly chain. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 May 2022 Located in the exclusive Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, the two-story Colonial features five bedrooms, six full bathrooms across 3,029 square feet, along with an in-ground pool and scenic mountain views. Caitlin Scott, House Beautiful, 24 May 2022 The 5,200-acre park has trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, campsites, scenic views, and of course, waterfalls and areas to swim or fish. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 13 May 2022 Urueña was selected for the subsidies because of its scenic location and picturesque buildings — and because of its relatively easy-to-reach location. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 The couple were able to cut costs by finding a free scenic location for the ceremony and getting help from family. Stephanie Wenger,, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of scenic

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jun 2022

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“Scenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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sce·​nic | \ ˈsē-nik How to pronounce scenic (audio) \

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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