Set and Scene


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Set noun – The array of painted backgrounds and furnishings used to establish the setting in a stage production.
Usage example: built sets for the play

Scene is a synonym for set in art topic. In some cases you can use "Scene" instead a noun "Set", when it comes to topics like scenery, stage setting, performing arts.
Nearby Words: setup, setting
Synonyms for Set


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Scene noun – The place and time in which the action for a portion of a dramatic work (as a movie) is set.
Usage example: the first scene was the kitchen of a fancy restaurant during dinner

Set is a synonym for scene in art topic. You can use "Set" instead a noun "Scene", if it concerns topics such as setting, arena, performing arts, setting of a performance or event.
Nearby Words: scenery, scenic
Synonyms for Scene

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full full set full scene
special special set special scene
long long set long scene
exact exact set exact scene
Other adjectives: particular, similar, short, complete, certain, original, single, small, actual, entire, big, famous, new, final, extra, next, last, different, previous.
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