scenic

adjective

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-
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
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 Additionally, a fanny pack or small waterproof bag might be a worthwhile addition to your suitcase if driving down the scenic Hana Highway and stopping to hike to some waterfalls is on your must-do list. Erin Johnson, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2024 Simply put, its spiciness is meant to be devoured on the go, while driving along the stretches of scenic highways and byways between Baton Rouge and Beaumont. Michelle Darrisaw, Southern Living, 20 Feb. 2024 The two-bedroom, three-bathroom house sits on Roadrunner Rut Road in the scenic Pioneertown and truly captures the desert essence both inside and outside. Tj MacIas, Sacramento Bee, 18 Feb. 2024 Over the next four months, about 50 seniors spent four hours a day piecing together 60 different 1,000-piece puzzle sections featuring a world map and 187 images of artwork by Dowdle of scenic landmarks such as the Colosseum in Rome, the Taj Mahal in India and U.S. national parks. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2024 The scenic design by Michael Wogulis is greatly helped by the loan of real, working commercial kitchen equipment. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2024 Snow and ice closed scenic Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) between Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Cherokee just before 11:30 a.m. Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer, 17 Feb. 2024 Journeying through the scenic Dochula Pass, travelers are awarded with panoramic views of the Himalayas before descending into the valley below. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 The scenic mountain range north of Hollywood and Westwood was also hit hard: Bel-Air got about 14 inches of rain. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scenic was in 1623

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“Scenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scenic. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

scenic

adjective
sce·​nic ˈsē-nik How to pronounce scenic (audio)
1
: of or relating to stage scenery
2
: of or relating to natural scenery
a scenic route
3
: representing an action or event in pictured form
scenic wallpaper

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