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scen•er•y(ˈsi nə ri)
scenery, scenic - Scenery was originally theatrical—"a stage depiction of nature"—and it came to be applied to nature itself; scenic first pertained to the theatre and meant "dramatic, theatrical."
scene sight view landscape scenery
The noun scene has several meanings.
It can refer to a part of a play, film, or novel.
The scene of an accident or crime is the place where it happened.
You can describe something as a scene of a particular kind when you are giving your impression of the things that are happening there at a particular time.
You use sight to give your impression of the appearance of a particular thing or person.
You can use the plural form sights to refer to the interesting things that there are to see in a particular place.
There are some other nouns that are commonly used to refer to things that people see:
View is used to refer to what you can see from a window or high place.
The landscape is what you can see around you when you are travelling through an area of land. You can use this word whether the area is attractive or not.
Scenery refers to what you see around you in an attractive part of the countryside.
Scenery is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'sceneries' or 'a scenery'.
|Noun||1.||scenery - the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery"|
flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
masking piece, masking - scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen
set piece - a piece of scenery intended to stand alone as part of the stage setting
|2.||scenery - the appearance of a place |
locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity - a surrounding or nearby region; "the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"; "it is a rugged locality"; "he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"; "I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"
landscape - an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
seascape - a view of the sea