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noun [countable] scene pronunciation in British English /siːn/
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  1. 1
    a part of a play, book, film etc in which events happen in the same place or period of time
    a love scene
    opening/final scene: the opening scene of Macbeth
    film/shoot/rehearse a scene: We have to shoot this scene today.
  2. 2
    a view that you can see in a picture or from the place where you are
    She stood in the doorway surveying the scene.
    paintings that depict scenes of country life
  3. 3
    [usually singular] a place where something happens, usually something bad
    scene of: the scene of the crime/accident/attack
    on/at the scene: The paramedics will be at the scene within a few minutes.
    1. a.
      something that happens in a particular place
      describe/imagine/picture/visualize a scene: Picture a peaceful scene and try to relax.
      scene of: Eyewitness reports describe a scene of desolation.
  4. 4
    [usually singular] a particular interest or activity, and the people and places that are involved in it
    He is an important figure on the political scene.
    the music/rave/dance scene
  5. 5
    a noisy argument or a strong show of feelings in a public place
    make/cause a scene: Stop making such a scene!
  6. 6
    [usually singular] mainly American informal a situation
    There’s a bad scene at home right now.


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