Share this entry

Share this page

nativity scene

Line breaks: na¦tiv|ity scene

Definition of nativity scene in English:

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.

Definition of nativity scene in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure