scenic[sē′nik; occas. sen′ik]
- The definition of scenic is relating to the stage or theatre, or having beautiful scenery or views.
An example of something scenic is a ride through a gorgeous nature trail.
Two chairs with a scenic view.
- of the stage; dramatic; theatrical
- relating to stage effects or stage scenery
- having to do with natural scenery
- having beautiful scenery; affording beautiful views
- representing an action, event, etc.
Origin of scenicMiddle French scénique ; from Classical Latin scenicus ; from Classical Greek skēnikos ; from skēnē, scene
- Of or relating to the stage, stage scenery, or theatrical representation: scenic design.
- Constituting or affording pleasing views of natural features: climbed a hill for a scenic panorama of the valley; a scenic drive along the crater rim.
(comparative more scenic, superlative most scenic)
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”).