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scenery

[see-nuh-ree] /ˈsi nə ri/
noun, plural sceneries.
1.
the general appearance of a place; the aggregate of features that give character to a landscape.
2.
hangings, draperies, structures, etc., used on a stage to represent a locale or furnish decorative background.
Idioms
3.
chew the scenery, to act melodramatically; overact.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; scene + -ery
Synonyms
1. terrain, view, surroundings.
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British Dictionary definitions for chew scenery

scenery

/ˈsiːnərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
the natural features of a landscape
2.
(theatre) the painted backcloths, stage structures, etc, used to represent a location in a theatre or studio
Word Origin
C18: from Italian scenario
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Word Origin and History for chew scenery

scenery

n.

"decoration of a theater stage," 1770, earlier scenary; see scene + -ery. Meaning "a landscape or view, a pictorial scene" is from 1777.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chew scenery

scenery

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chew up the scenery


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