noun Etymology: Greek skēnographia painting of scenery, from skēnē + -graphia -graphy Date: 1645 the art of perspective representation especially as applied to the design and painting of stage scenery • scenographer nounscenographic adjective

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  • scenography — [sē näg′rə fē] n. [L scaenographia < Gr skēnographia < skēnē, SCENE + graphein: see GRAPHIC] the art of drawing or painting in perspective; esp., the painting of stage scenes in ancient Greece scenographic [sē΄nə graf′ik, sen΄əgraf′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • scenography — scenographer, n. scenographic /see neuh graf ik, sen euh /, scenographical, adj. scenographically, adv. /see nog reuh fee/, n. 1. the art of representing objects in accordance with the rules of perspective. 2. scene painting (used esp. with… …   Universalium

  • scenography — noun the design of theatrical sets See Also: scenographer …   Wiktionary

  • scenography — n. art of depicting objects in perspective (generally as in the design and painting of theatre scenery) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scenography — noun 1》 the design and painting of theatrical scenery. 2》 (in painting and drawing) the representation of objects in perspective. Derivatives scenographic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • scenography — sce·nog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • scenography — /siˈnɒgrəfi/ (say see nogruhfee) noun 1. Obsolete the representing of objects, as buildings, according to the rules of perspective. 2. scene painting (used especially with reference to ancient Greece). {Latin scēnographia, from Greek… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scenography —   n. representation of object in perspective.    ♦ scenograph, scenographer, n.    ♦ scenographic(al), a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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