scenic

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French scénique, from Latin scēnicus, alternative form of scaenicus (of or pertaining to the stage; theatrical, scenic), from Ancient Greek σκηνικός (skēnikós, theatrical), from σκηνή (skēnḗ, stage).

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Adjective[edit]

scenic (comparative more scenic, superlative most scenic)

  1. having beautiful scenery; picturesque
    We have plenty of time: let's take the scenic route.
  2. of or relating to scenery
  3. dramatic; theatrical

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Noun[edit]

scenic (plural scenics)

  1. a depiction of scenery
  2. (informal) a scenic artist; a person employed to design backgrounds for theatre etc.