[ see-nog-ruh-fee ]
/ siˈnɒg rə fi /


the art of representing objects in accordance with the rules of perspective.
scene painting (used especially with reference to ancient Greece).

Origin of scenography

From the Greek word skēnographía, dating back to 1635–45. See scene, -o-, -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM scenography

sce·nog·raph·er, nounsce·no·graph·ic [see-nuh-graf-ik, sen-uh-] /ˌsi nəˈgræf ɪk, ˌsɛn ə-/, sce·no·graph·i·cal, adjectivesce·no·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for scenographic

/ (siːˈnɒɡrəfɪ) /


the art of portraying objects or scenes in perspective
scene painting, esp in ancient Greece

Derived forms of scenography

scenographer, nounscenographic (ˌsiːnəʊˈɡræfɪk) or scenographical, adjectivescenographically, adverb

Word Origin for scenography

C17: via Latin from Greek skēnographia a drawing in perspective, from skēnē scene
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