- of or relating to natural scenery.
- having pleasing or beautiful scenery.
- of or relating to the stage or to stage scenery.
- representing a scene, action, or the like.
- a photograph, graphic representation, etc., depicting natural scenery.
- a scenic tour: to arrange scenics in advance.
Origin of scenic
Examples from the Web for scenic
The only catch—he never mined a thing and the tunnel led to a scenic ledge.The Mole Man’s Tunnel to Nowhere
November 28, 2014
His latest film is The Two Faces of January, an old-fashioned caper set in scenic Greece and Turkey.Viggo Mortensen Talks ‘The Two Faces of January,’ Blasts Fox News and Israel’s ‘State Terrorism’
September 27, 2014
It quickly becomes way too apparent that this is not a scenic romantic vista, but rather code for Harding's own nether regions.Fifty Shades of Presidential FanFiction
August 2, 2014
The train line that once trundled cane down the coast is now a scenic railway.Uncovering the Secrets of St. Kitts
Debra A. Klein
June 21, 2014
Despite the scenic surroundings of their home, the couple struggled with their mental health.Gems, Guns and Death in a Jungle Mansion
May 25, 2014
To the Roman, the scenic and histrionic were the vital features of a production.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
The scenic setting of an old Roman palace captivates the stranger.Italy, the Magic Land
It is sufficiently so, however, for purposes of scenic representation.The Biglow Papers
James Russell Lowell
In addition, their scenic value is very marked in many cases.Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
The Downs have a human and historic as well as scenic interest.Highways & Byways in Sussex
- of or relating to natural scenery
- having beautiful natural scenerya scenic drive
- of or relating to the stage or stage scenery
- (in painting) representing a scene, such as a scene of action or a historical event
Word Origin and History for scenic
1620s, "of or belonging to the stage or drama, theatrical," from French scénique (14c.) and directly from Latin scaenicus "dramatic, theatrical," from Greek skenikos, from skene (see scene). Meaning "of or belonging to natural scenery" is recorded from 1842. Of roads, etc., "offering fine views," recorded since 1885. Scenic railway is recorded from 1886. Related: Scenically.