[see-nik, sen-ik]
adjective Also, scenical.
of or pertaining to natural scenery.
having pleasing or beautiful scenery.
of or pertaining to the stage or to stage scenery.
representing a scene, action, or the like.
a photograph, graphic representation, etc., depicting natural scenery.
a scenic tour: to arrange scenics in advance.

1615–25; < Latin scēnicus < Greek skēnikós theatrical. See scene, -ic

scenically, adverb
unscenic, adjective
unscenically, adverb Unabridged
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scenic (ˈsiːnɪk, ˈsɛn-)
1.  of or relating to natural scenery
2.  having beautiful natural scenery: a scenic drive
3.  of or relating to the stage or stage scenery
4.  (in painting) representing a scene, such as a scene of action or a historical event

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Word Origin & History

1623, of or belonging to the stage or drama, from Fr. scénique (14c.), from L. scænicus, from Gk. skenikos, from skene (see scene). Meaning "of or belonging to natural scenery" is recorded from 1842. Of roads, etc., "offering fine views," recorded since 1914.
Scenic railway is recorded from 1894.
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Example sentences
It has a superb theater, a fine art museum and scenic.
It has been a scenic spot for mainland and overseas tourists.
Located along this short but unforgettable byway are scenic pullouts and
  parking areas for sightseers, hikers, and rock climbers.
Take full advantage of scenic views in a hillside backyard.
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