Definition for SCENE-RY


  1. The appearance of a place, or of the various objects presented to view; or the various objects themselves as seen together. Thus we may say, the scenery the landscape presented to the view from Mount Holyoke in Hampshire county, Massachusetts, is highly picturesque and exceeded only by the scenery of Boston and its vicinity as seen from the State house. Never need an American look beyond his own country for the sublime and beautiful of natural scenery. – Irving.
  2. The representation of the place in which an action is performed. – Pope.
  3. The disposition and consecution of the scenes of a play. – Dryden.
  4. The paintings representing the scenery of a play. – Dryden.

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