Mise En Scene Definition

mēz äɴ sĕn
The staging of a play, including the setting, arrangement of the actors, etc.
Webster's New World
The arrangement of performers and properties on a stage for a theatrical production or before the camera in a film.
American Heritage
A stage setting.
American Heritage
The direction of a film, emphasizing the image created by setting, props, lighting, actors' movements, etc.
Webster's New World
General surroundings; environment.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Mise En Scene


mise en scene
mises-en-scne, mises en scene

Origin of Mise En Scene

  • French putting on stage mise putting en on scène stage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French mise en scène.

    From Wiktionary

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to mise en scene using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With


mise en scene