- the general appearance of a place; the aggregate of features that give character to a landscape.
- hangings, draperies, structures, etc., used on a stage to represent a locale or furnish decorative background.
- chew the scenery, to act melodramatically; overact.
Origin of scenery
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1. terrain, view, surroundings.
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Examples from the Web for sceneries
From Swedish sceneries and animal life she borrows her most beautiful images.Sweden
He is well “posted-up” in the local histories and sceneries of the place.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's
There were “big rocks, gulches, and sceneries” of a far better quality down the coast on the way to Wrangell.Travels in Alaska
And he knew people who had fine Indian sceneries; he would speak to them and to others who had Indian costumes.The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men"
Minnie L. Carpenter
- the natural features of a landscape
- theatre the painted backcloths, stage structures, etc, used to represent a location in a theatre or studio
C18: from Italian scenario
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Word Origin and History for sceneries
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