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setting

set·ting

setting

 
pronunciation:
se tIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: surroundings; context; environment.
the setting of a novelthe perfect setting for a new house
synonyms:
ambiance, environment, milieu
similar words:
backdrop, context, locale, medium, place, scene, sphere, surroundings, whereabouts
definition 2: all the utensils and other items for a place at table.
similar words:
implements, silverware, utensils
definition 3: the mounting for a gem, such as a ring.
similar words:
ring, support
definition 4: scenery; set.
the setting for a play
synonyms:
scene, scenery, set
similar words:
backdrop, background, flat, scrim
definition 5: a musical piece composed for a written text.
similar words:
composition, music, score