scenario
noun (plural -ios) Etymology: Italian, from Latin scaenarium place for erecting stages, from scaena stage Date: 1875 1. a. an outline or synopsis of a play; especially a plot outline used by actors of the commedia dell'arte b. the libretto of an opera 2. a. screenplay b. shooting script 3. a sequence of events especially when imagined; especially an account or synopsis of a possible course of action or events <
his scenario for a settlement envisages…reunification — Selig Harrison
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  • SCÉNARIO — Le terme de scénario (d’un mot italien signifiant «décors») est employé dans le cinéma, mais plus anciennement encore au théâtre et dans la littérature, pour désigner l’intrigue sur laquelle s’appuie un récit en mots, ou en images et en sons.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scenario — Scénario Réalisation audiovisuelle Les différentes étapes L Art Le métier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • scenario — 1. The pronunciation is normally si nah ri oh in BrE and si nai r i oh in AmE. The plural form is scenarios. 2. The word came into English from Italian in the late 19c as a term for the outline plot of a play, ballet, novel, etc., and was… …   Modern English usage

  • scenario — ит. [шэна/рио], англ. [сина/рио] scénario фр. [сэнарио/] сценарий …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • scénario — scenario ит. [шэна/рио], англ. [сина/рио] scénario фр. [сэнарио/] сценарий …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • scenario — (n.) 1878, sketch of the plot of a play, from It. scenario, from L.L. scenarius of stage scenes, from L. scena scene (see SCENE (Cf. scene)). Meaning imagined situation is first recorded 1962 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Scenario — Sce*na ri*o, n. [It.] A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scenarĭo — (ital.), Verzeichniß der aufeinander[40] folgenden Scenen mit wesentlicher Angabe des Inhalts, deren Dialog von den Schauspielern extemporirt wird …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Scenarĭo — (ital., spr. sche ), s. Argument und Scenarium …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • scenario — noun abstract, analysis, brief, capsule, compression, condensation, contents, digest, essence, narrative, outline, plot, recap, recapitulation, report, review, script, sketch, story, sum and substance, summary, synopsis, text Burton s Legal… …   Law dictionary

  • scenario — /ʃe narjo/ s.m. [dal lat. tardo scaenarium spazio per le scene ]. 1. a. (cinem., teatr.) [complesso degli elementi (tavole o tele dipinte, fondale, suppellettili, ecc.) che raffigurano l ambiente in cui si svolge l azione teatrale o… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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