Definition of scenic in English:


Syllabification: sce·nic
Pronunciation: /ˈsēnik


  • 1Providing or relating to views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery: the scenic route to Brussels scenic beauty
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    • After a full day of absorbing the scenic views of the beautiful outside creations, can you imagine coming home to bare walls at each corner?
    • This is the by far most beautiful and scenic of the popular routes.
    • This is a beautiful part of the mountains with some lovely scenic views.
    picturesque, pretty, pleasing, attractive, lovely, beautiful, charming, pretty as a picture, easy on the eye; impressive, striking, spectacular, breathtaking; panoramic
  • 1.1 [attributive] Of or relating to theatrical scenery: a scenic artist from the Metropolitan Opera House
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    • After moving to Calgary in 1976, she found her way into theatre first as a props builder, then as a scenic artist.
    • He currently teaches theatrical scenic design at the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland.
    • Beyond the proscenium arch was the scenic stage, which featured three tiers of movable shutters and their corresponding tiers of masking wings.
  • 1.2(Of a picture) representing an incident: the trend to scenic figural work



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • Walking the Lidder Valley is scenically most rewarding, through forests of virgin pine, fording crystal-clear mountain streams and through meadows of wild-flowers.
  • It is as unspoilt and enchanting area as you could find anywhere, full of magic and mystery, rich scenically and full of hidden secrets to tempt the inquisitive traveller.
  • Of course that production was a very far remove choreographically, scenically, and even esthetically from the Martins version.


early 17th century (in the sense 'theatrical'): via Latin from Greek skēnikos 'of the stage', from skēnē (see scene).

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