Scenery is a word for how a place looks, especially a beautiful, outdoorsy place. Also, scenery is fake background in a play.

If you go to a place with mountains, and beautiful trees, and gorgeous skies, then it's got great scenery. Scenery is the stuff you can look at outside. If a place is plain, ugly, or desolate, you might say, "Not much scenery." Also, painters and set designers create scenery for plays. In theater, scenery could represent anything: buildings, trees, or the inside of a house. If a play has a lot of different settings, then it needs a lot of scenery.

Definitions of scenery

n the appearance of a place

an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
a view of the sea
Type of:
locality, neck of the woods, neighborhood, neighbourhood, vicinity
a surrounding or nearby region

n the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale

“they worked all night painting the scenery
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backcloth, backdrop, background
scenery hung at back of stage
scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
masking, masking piece
scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen
set piece
a piece of scenery intended to stand alone as part of the stage setting
coulisse, wing flat
a flat situated in the wings
teaser, tormenter, tormentor
a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
Type of:
set, stage set
representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production

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