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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.||scene - the place where some action occurs; "the police returned to the scene of the crime"|
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
light - an illuminated area; "he stepped into the light"
field of honor - the scene of a duel
stage - any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something; "All the world's a stage"--Shakespeare; "it set the stage for peaceful negotiations"
|2.||scene - an incident (real or imaginary); "their parting was a sad scene"|
incident - a single distinct event
|3.||scene - the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"|
background, ground - the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
coast - the area within view; "the coast is clear"
exposure - aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces; "the studio had a northern exposure"
foreground - the part of a scene that is near the viewer
glimpse - a brief or incomplete view; "from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"
middle distance - the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
side view - a view from the side of something
tableau - any dramatic scene
|4.||scene - a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film|
photo, photograph, pic, exposure, picture - a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
outtake - a scene that is filmed but is not used in the final editing of the film
|5.||scene - a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"|
situation, state of affairs - the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
|6.||scene - a subdivision of an act of a play; "the first act has three scenes"|
dramatic composition, dramatic work - a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
act - a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
|7.||scene - a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"|
|8.||scene - graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"|
graphic art - the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
|9.||scene - the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"|
environs, surround, surroundings, environment - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
scenario - a setting for a work of art or literature; "the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror"
|10.||scene - 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
Act I, Scene 1 → acto I, escena 1
a bedroom scene → una escena de dormitorio
behind the scenes (lit, fig) → entre bastidores
the big scene in the film → la principal escena de la película
indoor scene → interior m
love scenes → escenas fpl de amor
outdoor scene → exterior m
the scene is set in a castle → la escena tiene lugar en un castillo
to set the scene for a love affair → crear el ambiente para una aventura sentimental
now let our reporter set the scene for you → ahora permitan que nuestro reportero les describa la escena
it was an amazing scene → era una escena asombrosa
it was a scene of utter destruction → la escena or el panorama era de destrucción total
there were scenes of violence → hubo escenas de violencia
the scene from the top is marvellous → desde la cumbre la vista es maravillosa or el panorama es maravilloso
the scene spread out before you → el panorama que tienes delante
it is a lonely scene → es un paisaje solitario
the scenes of one's early life → los lugares frecuentados por uno en su juventud
to appear or come on the scene → llegar
when I came on the scene → cuando llegué
he appeared unexpectedly on the scene → se presentó inesperadamente
I need a change of scene → necesito un cambio de aires
the scene of the crime → el lugar or escenario del crimen
to disappear from the scene → desaparecer (de escena)
the scene of the disaster → el lugar de la catástrofe
the police were soon on the scene → la policía no tardó en acudir al lugar de los hechos (Mil)
the scene of operations → el teatro de operaciones
to be part of the Madrid scene → formar parte de la movida madrileña
the music scene → la escena musical
it's not my scene → no me interesa or llama la atención
the political scene in Spain → el panorama político español
to disappear from the political scene → desaparecer de la escena política
the pop scene → el mundo del pop
try to avoid a scene → procura que no se monte una escena or el número
I hate scenes → detesto las escenas or los escándalos
to make a scene → hacer or montar una escena, montar un número
she had a scene with her husband → riñó con su marido
behind the scenes (lit) → dans les coulisses (fig) → dans les coulisses
to appear on the scene (lit) → faire son apparition, arriver (fig) → faire son apparition, arriver
The police were soon on the scene → La police est vite arrivée sur les lieux.
the scene of the crime → les lieux du crime
the political scene → la scène politique
the English rock scene → la scène rock anglaise
to come on the scene → arriver, faire son apparition
to have a change of scene → changer d'air, changer de décor
it is not my scene → ce n'est pas mon truc
indoor/outdoor scenes → interni/esterni mpl
the scene is set in a castle → la scena si svolge in un castello
to set the scene (fig) → creare l'atmosfera
behind the scenes (also) (fig) → dietro le quinte
the political scene in Italy → il quadro politico in Italia
the Punk scene → il mondo dei punk
scenes of violence → scene di violenza
to make a scene (fam) (fuss) → fare una scenata
at the scene of the crime → sul luogo or sulla scena del delitto
she needs a change of scene → ha bisogno di cambiare aria
to appear or come on the scene (also) (fig) → entrare in scena
it's not my scene (fam) → non è il mio genere