Meaning of “scene” in the English Dictionary

"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 (VIEW)

B2 [ C ] a view or picture of a place, event, or activity:

Lowry painted street scenes.
scenes of everyday life
figurative There were scenes of great joy as the hostages were reunited with their families.

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scene noun (AREA)

B2 [ S ] a particular area of activity and all the people or things connected with it:

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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(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)