[ see-nik, sen-ik ]
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adjectiveAlso sce·ni·cal.
  1. of or relating to natural scenery.

  2. having pleasing or beautiful scenery.

  1. of or relating to the stage or to stage scenery.

  2. representing a scene, action, or the like.

  1. a photograph, graphic representation, etc., depicting natural scenery.

  2. a scenic tour: to arrange scenics in advance.

Origin of scenic

1615–25; <Latin scēnicus<Greek skēnikós theatrical. See scene, -ic

Other words from scenic

  • sce·ni·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·sce·nic, adjective
  • un·sce·ni·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby scenic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scenic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for scenic


/ (ˈsiːnɪk, ˈsɛn-) /

  1. of or relating to natural scenery

  2. having beautiful natural scenery: a scenic drive

  1. of or relating to the stage or stage scenery

  2. (in painting) representing a scene, such as a scene of action or a historical event

Derived forms of scenic

  • scenically, adverb

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