Definition of nativity scene in English:

Share this entry

nativity scene

noun

A model or tableau representing the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth, displayed in homes or public places at Christmas.
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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.