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Definition of "scene" []

  • Something seen by a viewer; a view or prospect. (noun)
  • The place where an action or event occurs: the scene of the crime. (noun)
  • The place in which the action of a play, movie, novel, or other narrative occurs; a setting. (noun)
  • A subdivision of an act in a dramatic presentation in which the setting is fixed and the time continuous. (noun)
  • A shot or series of shots in a movie constituting a unit of continuous related action. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scene" in a sentence
  • "Bertram -- attentively, but gaze admiringly at the scene -- _at the scene_ -- oh! man, _do_ what I bid ye -- your life hangs on it."
  • "This rain scene is one of my all time favorite movie scenes."
  • "(The Ben Affleck as Alec Baldwin scene is truly unforgivable, though.)"