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 king led the crowd in a candlelit tribute to his late father, whose giant image was at the center of the stage set up outside the ornate Grand Palace. Jerry Harmer, Star Tribune, "Thai king leads thousands to remember late father's birthday," 5 Dec. 2020 Seated at a piano in a homey-looking stage set-up, the singer delivered the introspective pop ballad. Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, "Shawn Mendes Delivers Soaring Performance of 'Wonder' at the 2020 AMAs," 22 Nov. 2020 The paintings provide a mute, inquisitive audience for the mirrored room’s meditation on mediation, which now stands as an empty stage set that is roped off and cannot be entered. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Extreme alienation reigns in the Hammer Museum’s (unopened) biennial," 10 Nov. 2020 Photos and videos from the event show unmasked attendees crowding around each other in front of a stage set up on the south bank of the lake near Tempe Center for the Arts. Paulina Pineda, The Arizona Republic, "Christian music festival drew thousands to Tempe Town Lake, without a permit and flouting COVID-19 precautions," 3 Nov. 2020 The backdrop of books and photographs hangs behind him like stage set in a play about an aging novelist. Ryan D'agostino, Town & Country, "What is Robert Kennedy Jr. Fighting For?," 19 Oct. 2020 Saguaro Sabercats, 2-0 First big test coming up with the national TV stage set up on their field with a 6 p.m. start. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona high school football Super 10 rankings through Week 3," 18 Oct. 2020 The crowd of about 30 was masked and socially distanced as Jill Biden spoke on a stage set up on Van Gundy’s outdoor basketball court. Steven Lemongello,, "Women win elections, Jill Biden tells supporters in Lake Mary," 16 Oct. 2020 Filming the play in and around Welbeck Abbey yields up results far more visually rich than endeavoring to cram the production’s various locations onto a unit stage set. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Macbeth’ Review: Shocking Shakespeare," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of stage set

1861, in the meaning defined above

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14 Dec 2020

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“Stage set.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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