See also: scène
- scæne (archaic)
scene (plural scenes)
- The location of an event that attracts attention.
- the scene of the crime
- (theater) The structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; the part of a theater in which the acting is done, with its adjuncts and decorations; the stage.
- They stood in the centre of the scene.
- The decorations and fittings of a stage, representing the place in which the action is supposed to go on; one of the slides, or other devices, used to give an appearance of reality to the action of a play
to paint scenes
to change the scenes
behind the scenes
- So much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays
1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Affair at the Novelty Theatre:
- Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house, and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.
- The play is divided into three acts, and in total twenty-five scenes.
- The most moving scene is the final one, where he realizes he has wasted his whole life.
- There were some very erotic scenes in the movie, although it was not classified as pornography.
- The place, time, circumstance, etc., in which anything occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is laid; surroundings amid which anything is set before the imagination; place of occurrence, exhibition, or action.
- In Troy, there lies the scene.
- J. M. Mason
- The world is a vast scene of strife.
- An assemblage of objects presented to the view at once; a series of actions and events exhibited in their connection; a spectacle; a show; an exhibition; a view.
- He assessed the scene to check for any danger, and agreed it was safe.
- Through what new scenes and changes must we pass!
- A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
- A sylvan scene with various greens was drawn, / Shades on the sides, and in the midst a lawn.
- An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others, creating embarrassment or disruption; often, an artificial or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display
- The headmistress told the students not to cause a scene.
- They saw an angry scene outside the pub.
- The crazy lady made a scene in the grocery store.
- De Quincey
- Probably no lover of scenes would have had very long to wait or some explosions between parties, both equally ready to take offence, and careless of giving it.
- An element of fiction writing.
- A social environment consisting of an informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity; a subculture.
- She got into the emo scene at an early age.
Terms derived from scene
the location of an event that attracts attention
(theater) the stage — see stage
subdivision of an act
place, time, circumstance, etc., in which anything occurs
assemblage of objects presented to the view at once
landscape, scenery — see scenery
exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others
element of fiction writing
- (transitive) To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
- stage (location where a play, etc., takes place)
- “scene” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “scene” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.