scenery

[see-nuh-ree]
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:
1740–50; scene + -ery


1. terrain, view, surroundings.
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scenery (ˈsiːnərɪ)
 
n , 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
 
[C18: from Italian scenario]

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scenery
"decoration of a theater stage," 1774, earlier scenary (1690s), from scene (q.v.) + -ery. Meaning "a landscape or view, a pictorial scene" is from 1777.
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Example sentences
At this famously tough-to-make-the-space-work theater in the round, the scenery
  has been stood on its head, literally.
Because fabulous scenery attracts people with fabulous amounts of money.
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  featuring puzzles, quizzes, and much more.
Strolling through an equatorial rain forest or a northern pine forest can be
  thrilling enough, if only for the lavish scenery.
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