Definition of scenery in English:

scenery

Syllabification: scen·er·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsēn(ə)rē
 
/

noun

Phrases

change of scenery

A move to different surroundings: we spent the weekend in Seattle just for a change of scenery
More example sentences
  • To mark the occasion, I had a change of scenery.
  • More than anything, he might benefit from a change of scenery.
  • Let us just say, there are plenty of individuals who simply decided they wanted a change of scenery for personal reasons.

Phrasal verbs

chew (up) the scenery

informal, chiefly US (Of an actor) overact: he chews up the courtroom scenery as the unscrupulous attorney
More example sentences
  • I caught the first half of it when it first aired, and the second half last night, and my oh my can she chew the scenery with the best of them.
  • The film's cast is relatively subdued, and manages to generally avoid chewing the scenery.
  • Drama has its place, but you can't chew the scenery.

Origin

mid 18th century (earlier as scenary): from Italian scenario (see scenario). The change in the ending was due to association with -ery.

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