stage set


Definition of stage set

: scenery and properties designed and arranged for a particular scene in a play

Examples of stage set in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stage set-up was designed with up-and-coming singers, like the ones Shelton coaches on The Voice, in mind. Cindy Watts,, 24 Nov. 2021 As the streetlights of Dearborn, Michigan, flickered lazily behind the stage set up outside company headquarters, a giant screen showed black-and-white footage of workers at an early-20th-century Ford assembly plant. Ruxandra Guidi, The Atlantic, 19 Nov. 2021 Look for the inflatables and stage set up on the front parking lot. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2021 The fair was like a stage set, an illusion that vanishes when the curtain descends. Ron Grossman,, 22 Oct. 2021 Air treats the city as a stage set, a backdrop for the razzle-dazzle on offer indoors. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 21 Oct. 2021 Having been a rising star in a government that looks, in light of its speedy collapse, like a stage set, Jalil now lives in Washington, D.C., and watches Afghanistan from a distance, bitterly reassessing the behavior of everyone involved. Megan K. Stack, The New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2021 Park Slope looks as picturesque as a stage set: a quality that’s easy to miss in real life, when you’re being shoved and yelled at in the food coop. Liana Finck, The New York Review of Books, 4 Apr. 2020 Its cargo, a state-of-the-art audio and video stage set. Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of stage set

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stage set was in 1861

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27 Dec 2021

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“Stage set.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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