Meaning of “scenery” in the English Dictionary

"scenery" in British English

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scenerynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsiː.nər.i/ us /ˈsiː.nɚ.i/

scenery noun [ U ] (COUNTRYSIDE)

B1 the general appearance of the natural environment, especially when it is beautiful:

They stopped at the top of the hill to admire the scenery.

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  • The scenery really was beautiful.
  • The majestic Montana scenery will leave you breathless.
  • This postcard doesn't do justice to the wonderful scenery.
  • This area has some of the most awesome scenery.
  • You drive through the most incredible scenery to get there.

(Definition of “scenery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scenery" in American English

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scenerynoun [ U ]

us /ˈsi·nə·ri/

scenery noun [ U ] (COUNTRYSIDE)

the general appearance of natural surroundings, esp. when these are beautiful:

We stopped at the top of the hill to admire the scenery.

scenery noun [ U ] (THEATER)

the painted backgrounds used on a theater stage to represent the place where the action is

(Definition of “scenery” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)