Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the stage, stage scenery, or theatrical representation.
  • adjective Constituting or affording pleasing views of natural features.
  • noun A depiction of natural scenery.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the stage; dramatic; theatrical: as, the scenic poets; scenic games.
  • Of or pertaining to the landscape or natural scenery; abounding in fine scenery or landscape views: as, the scenic attractions of a place; a scenic route of travel.
  • Pertaining to pictorial design; of such nature as to tell a story or convey ideas through intelligible rendering of figures or other objects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to scenery; of the nature of scenery; theatrical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having beautiful scenery; picturesque
  • noun a depiction of scenery

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery
  • adjective of or relating to the stage or stage scenery

Etymologies

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From Latin scēnicus, alternative form of scaenicus ("of or pertaining to the stage; theatrical, scenic"), from Ancient Greek σκηνικός (skēnikos, "theatrical"), from σκηνή (skēnē, "stage").

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