Definition of scenic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsiːnɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːnɪk//
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  1. 1[usually before noun] having beautiful natural scenery an area of scenic beauty They took the scenic route back to the hotel. a scenic drive There are seven miles of scenic drives with river walks and panoramic views.
  2. 2[only before noun] connected with scenery in a theatre scenic designs
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘theatrical’): via Latin from Greek skēnikos ‘of the stage’, from skēnē ‘tent, stage’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scenic

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