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scene

scene

 
 
pronunciation:
sin
phrases:
behind the scenes
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the place where any event occurs.
The murderer returned to the scene of the crime.An ambulance rushed to the scene of the accident.
synonyms:
locale, location, site
definition 2: a particular view or picture, as in a painting or photograph.
The artist painted many street scenes.
synonyms:
view
similar words:
vista
definition 3: an uninterrupted episode in a film or play.
The final scene of the movie was quite touching.
synonyms:
episode
similar words:
take
definition 4: a subdivision of an act in a play.
Little action takes place in Scene One, but there is much dialogue.
 
definition 5: an emotional outburst or other embarrassing display.
The spoiled child made quite a scene in the store when his mother refused to buy him the toy he wanted.
synonyms:
display, fit
similar words:
riot
definition 6: the location or setting of a story, as in a poem, play, or novel.
The scene is a country house on a lake where the main character's aunt lives.
synonyms:
backdrop, locale, location, setting
definition 7: an area of interest or activity.
The arts scene is always a topic of discussion at these parties.This section reports on the political scene in the capital.
synonyms:
arena, region, sphere
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phrase: behind the scenes
Homophone Note
The words scene and seen (past participle of "see1") sound alike but have different meanings.
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