Definition of scenography in English:

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Pronunciation: /sēˈnäɡrəfē/


1The design and painting of theatrical scenery.
Example sentences
  • This exhibition of some seventy works looks at the full range of artistic Bardolatry, and also examines theatrical production and scenography.
  • Every scene in a David Cronenberg film - particularly his set pieces - has a shape, and is meticulously based around a quite theatrical scenography.
  • The exhibition will also showcase the work of other designers highlighting the modern trends in international scenography for the theatre.
1.1(In painting and drawing) the representation of objects in perspective.
Example sentences
  • Within what is essentially an office building, Schultes has created sculptural scenography out of interstitial space.
  • Another specialist in ephemera of this kind and scenography was Baccio del Bianco, whose extraordinary caricatures are an early form of the cartoon strip.



Pronunciation: /ˌsēnəˈɡrafik/
Example sentences
  • Since he has chosen, for his scenographic debut, to take a stab at Francesca Zambello's worst production, no one will criticize him, except perhaps for having been too timid.
  • Keiley most often does it with elaborate choreography and striking acoustic and scenographic effects.
  • Perhaps Peale had in mind the scenographic views of American landscapes and urban buildings that circulated as single prints and journal illustrations.


Mid 17th century: from French scénographie, or via Latin from Greek skēnographia 'scene-painting', from skēnē (see scene).

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Syllabification: sce·nog·ra·phy

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