Definition of nativity scene in English:

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nativity scene

Pronunciation: /nəˈtivədē sēn/


Another term for crèche (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • On the inside, the driver's seat is surrounded by baubles and tinsel framing gaudy pictures of the Virgin Mary and Jesus; a nativity scene suggesting Christmas year round.
  • Some councils already display a nativity scene in public, such as Glasgow, where a crib is placed in George Square every year.
  • Life-size models of two shepherds used in a church nativity scene have been decapitated by vandals.

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Syllabification: na·tiv·i·ty scene

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