noun, plural scen·er·ies.
- the general appearance of a place; the aggregate of features that give character to a landscape.
- hangings, draperies, structures, etc., used on a stage to represent a locale or furnish decorative background.
- chew the scenery, to act melodramatically; overact.
noun plural -eries
- the natural features of a landscape
- theatre the painted backcloths, stage structures, etc, used to represent a location in a theatre or studio
n.“decoration of a theater stage,” 1770, earlier scenary; see scene + -ery. Meaning “a landscape or view, a pictorial scene” is from 1777.