1. the art of representing objects in accordance with the rules of perspective.
  2. 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
Related formssce·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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for scenographic


  1. the art of portraying objects or scenes in perspective
  2. scene painting, esp in ancient Greece
Derived Formsscenographer, 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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