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

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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Other Words from scenic

scenically \ ˈsē-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce scenically (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.
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Now The Joshua Tree House, $225 per night for 6 people Ride the Aerial Tramway Experience Coachella Valley's scenic vistas, sans incline, by taking the state park's aerial tramway to the summit. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks or maybe just scenic trails to share online. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Your first look at No Man’s Sky’s big multiplayer update in action," 17 July 2018 Our region is home to one of the newest national scenic trails, the New England Trail. Kathryn Miles,, "Yankee grit and the building of the Appalachian Trail," 13 June 2018 Bar Harbor, Maine Sitting on the edge of Acadia National Park, scenic forested trails overlook the ocean. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Learn the real meaning behind Memorial Day and its customs," 24 May 2018 Or rent bikes from 701 Cycle and Sport, and pedal along the scenic Missouri Valley Millennium Legacy Trail that parallels the waterway. Lisa Davis,, "Bismarck beckons with revitalized downtown, new breweries — and butterhorns," 14 May 2018 See: Walk off your short stack on one of the scenic trails at Golden Gardens Park, and end at the beach for some stunning views of Puget Sound in the morning. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Seattle beyond the Space Needle: Pick an itinerary and explore this summer," 14 May 2018 Visitors come to hike scenic Winner Creek Trail or trek up into the wilds of Crow Pass. Kirsten Swann, Anchorage Daily News, "Girdwood, Whittier, Seward: The best of Alaska along one epic, scenic highway," 3 May 2018 The surrounding villages depend on the Rhône’s appeal — from its scenic trails to the spectacular ice cave — to boost the region's economy. Helena Bachmann, USA TODAY, "The Swiss found a way to save this glacier from melting: Wrap it in a giant blanket," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of scenic

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 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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