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scene

noun  us   /sin/

scene noun (PLAY/MOVIE)

[C] a part of a play or movie in which the action stays in one place for a continuous period: The opening scene of the movie was filmed in New York City.

scene noun (VIEW)

[C] a view or picture of a place: The scene from the mountaintop was breathtaking. He painted a street scene.

scene noun (PLACE)

[C usually sing] a place where an actual or imagined event happens: He was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident. Dozens of firefighters converged on the scene (= they arrived at the place quickly).

scene noun (EVENT)

[C] an event, actual or imaginary: The novel recalls scenes from an era that's vanished.

scene noun (AREA)

[U] a particular area of activity or way of life: the fashion/music scene He disappeared from the political scene after failing to win reelection.

scene noun (SHOW)

[C] a show of emotion or anger: She made a scene at the checkout when I wouldn’t buy her any candy.
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