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scenery

[ see-nuh-ree ]
/ ˈsi nə ri /
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noun

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.

SYNONYMS FOR scenery

1 terrain, view, surroundings.

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Idioms for scenery

    chew the scenery, to act melodramatically; overact.

Origin of scenery

First recorded in 1740–50; scene + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for scenery

scenery
/ (ˈsiːnərɪ) /

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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