See also: scène
- scæne (archaic)
scene (plural scenes)
- The location of an event that attracts attention.
- the scene of the crime
- (archaic, theater) the stage.
- They stood in the centre of the scene.
- (theater) The decorations; furnishings and backgrounds of a stage, representing the place in which the action of a play is set
- to paint scenes
- to change the scenes
- behind the scenes
- (theater, film, television, radio) A part of a dramatic work that is set in the same place or time. In the theatre, generally a number of scenes constitute an act.
- 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 location, time, circumstances, etc., in which something occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is set up
- c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene prologue]:
- In Troy, there lies the scene.
- c. 1810, John M. Mason, On Religious Controversy
- The world is a vast scene of strife.
- A combination of objects or events in view or happening at a given moment at a particular place.
- He assessed the scene to check for any danger, and agreed it was safe.
- They saw an angry scene outside the pub.
- Through what new scenes and changes must we pass!
- A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
- 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.
- The crazy lady made a scene in the grocery store.
- 1832, Thomas De Quincey, Kolsterheim
- 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.
the location of an event that attracts attention
(theater) the stage — see stage
decorations and fittings of a 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
large informal group of people with a uniting interest
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Translations to be checked
- (transitive) To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
- stage (platform for performing in a theatre)
- scene (section of a film or a play)
- scene (a setting or a behaviour)
Declension of scene
scene f pl
- plural of
- stage (location where a play, etc., takes place)
- “scene” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “scene” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
- Alternative form of
Declension of sċēne — Strong
|Nominative||sċēne||sċēna, sċēne||sċēnu, sċēno|
|Accusative||sċēne||sċēna, sċēne||sċēnu, sċēno|
Declension of sċēne — Weak