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skene

[ skee-nee ]
/ ˈski ni /
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noun, plural ske·nai [skee-nahy]. /ˈski naɪ/.

(in the ancient Greek theater) a structure facing the audience and forming the background before which performances were given.

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Origin of skene

<Greek skēnḗ;see scene
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