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"scene" in British English

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scenenoun

uk   /siːn/ us   /siːn/
  • scene noun (THEATRE/FILM)

B1 [C] a part of a play or film in which the action stays in one place for a continuous period of time: the funeral/wedding scene nude/sex scenes Juliet dies in Act IV, Scene iii.

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  • scene noun (AREA)

B2 [S] a particular area of activity and all the people or things connected with it: the pop/political/drugs/gay scene Rap music arrived/came/appeared on the scene in the early 1980s.informal I'd rather go to a jazz concert - I'm afraid opera isn't really my scene (= is not the type of thing I like).

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  • scene noun (ARGUMENT)

C2 [C] an expression of great anger or similar feelings, often between two people, or an occasion when this happens: Please don't make a scene. There was a terrible scene and Jayne ended up in tears.
(Definition of scene from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scene" in American English

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scenenoun

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.
(Definition of scene from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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