noun, plural scen·er·ies.
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
First recorded in 1740–50; scene
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Historical Examples of sceneries
From Swedish sceneries and animal life she borrows her most beautiful images.
He is well “posted-up” in the local histories and sceneries of the place.
There were “big rocks, gulches, and sceneries” of a far better quality down the coast on the way to Wrangell.
And he knew people who had fine Indian sceneries; he would speak to them and to others who had Indian costumes.
British Dictionary definitions for sceneries
noun plural -eries
the natural features of a landscape
theatre the painted backcloths, stage structures, etc, used to represent a location in a theatre or studio
Word Origin for scenery
C18: from Italian scenario
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Word Origin and History for sceneries
"decoration of a theater stage," 1770, earlier scenary; see scene + -ery. Meaning "a landscape or view, a pictorial scene" is from 1777.
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