- 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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We literally had to have another cabin on the other side so the scenery is going the same way.The Look of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
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Yet the scenery for this annus mirabilis production has always been rather flimsy.The Volgograd Bombings and the Return of Big Terror to Russia
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The scenery in this portion of the river is highly exciting.
The ballet's good, the scenery is splendid, and the music might be worse.
Between Auxerre and Autun much of the scenery has an English look.The Roof of France
The scenery before the gorge of the river is reached is gloomy, but grand.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
They all proceed thither; the scenery of the lake, and the monsters that dwell in it, are described.Beowulf
- 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 scenery
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