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scene British & World English

The place where an incident in real life or fiction occurs or occurred

scene English Thesaurus

others were treated at the scene of the accident for cuts and bruises

mise en scène British & World English

The arrangement of scenery and stage properties in a play

the scene in scene British & World English

A social environment frequented predominantly by homosexuals

non-scene British & World English

(Of a homosexual) not inclined to participate in the social environment frequented predominantly by other homosexuals

crime scene British & World English

The place where an offence has been committed and forensic evidence may be gathered

drop scene British & World English

A drop curtain used as part of stage scenery, especially one in front of which a scene is played while the setting is changed behind

scene dock British & World English

A space in a theatre near the stage in which scenery is stored

manger scene British & World English

Another term for nativity scene.

primal scene British & World English

(In Freudian theory) the occasion on which a child becomes aware of its parents' sexual intercourse, the timing of which is thought to be crucial in determining predisposition to future neuroses

scene painter British & World English

A person whose job is to paint the background used to represent natural features or other surroundings on a theatre stage or film set

scene-shifter British & World English

A person who moves the scenery on a stage between the scenes of a play

scene-stealer British & World English

A person or thing taking more than their fair share of attention

nativity scene British & World English

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

not one's scene British & World English

Not something one enjoys or is interested in

set the scene British & World English

Describe a place or situation in which something is about to happen

scene-of-crime British & World English

Relating to or denoting a civilian branch of the police force concerned with the collection of forensic evidence

mise en scène New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

arrangement of scenery and properties

change of scene British & World English

A move to different surroundings

cutscene British & World English

(In computer games) a scene that develops the storyline and is often shown on completion of a certain level, or when the player’s character dies

not one's scene in scene British & World English

Not something one enjoys or is interested in

set the scene in scene British & World English

Describe a place or situation in which something is about to happen

change of scene in scene British & World English

A move to different surroundings

transformation scene in transformation British & World English

A sudden dramatic change of scenery on stage


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