scenescene /siːn/ ●●●S2W2 noun 🔊 🔊 1play/film [countable]a)APTpart of a play during which there is no change in time or place 🔊 Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2 🔊 the opening sceneb)Aa single piece of action that happens in one place in a film, book etc 🔊 battle scenes 🔊 tender love scenes 🔊 The film contains some violent scenes. 🔊 colourful pictures depicting scenes from the Bible► see thesaurus at part2SITUATIONactivities [singular] a particular set of activities and the people who are involved in them 🔊 I’m not into the club scene (=going to night clubs). 🔊 LA’s music scene 🔊 the drug scene 🔊 a newcomer to the political scene3accident/crime [singular]SEE the place where an accident, crime etc happened 🔊 The police soon arrived at the scene of the crime.at the scene 🔊 Investigators are now at the scene, searching for clues.on the scene 🔊 Journalists were on the scene within minutes.► see thesaurus at place4view/picture [countable]SEE a view of a place as you see it, or as it appears in a picture 🔊 He photographed a wide range of street scenes.scene of 🔊 She returned home to find a scene of devastation.► see thesaurus at sight5event/situation [countable]HAPPEN what is happening in a place, or what can be seen happeningscene of 🔊 There were scenes of rejoicing after the election.bad scene American English 🔊 ‘It’s a bad scene here, ’ she said. ‘Jamie is very sick.’6argument [countable]ANGRY a loudangryargument, especially in a public place 🔊 There were angry scenes in parliament today. 🔊 I was mad, but I didn’t want to make a scene.7 →not be your scene8 →behind the scenes9 →set the scene10 →be/come on the scene → a change of sceneat change2(3), → steal the sceneat steal1(4)COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: a particular set of activities and the people who are involved in themADJECTIVES/NOUN + scene the political sceneThis issue is going to continue to dominate the political scene.the social sceneShe loved the city, and really enjoyed the social scene.the music/jazz etc sceneShe’s still involved in the music scene in London.the arts sceneBritain has a lively contemporary arts scene.the literary sceneHe had a huge influence on the literary scene.the club scene (=going to nightclubs)I was really into the club scene.the drug scene (=taking illegal drugs)He regrets getting caught up in the drug scene.the gay scene (=clubs and pubs where gay people go)He knew his way around the New York gay scene.the national sceneThe magazine gives an overview of the national music scene.the international/world sceneHe is still a major figure on the international political scene.verbsbe part of a sceneFormal receptions were an important part of the social scene.be involved in a sceneI knew that he was involved in the drugs scene.appear/arrive on a scene (=become known)He first appeared on the arts scene in the 1960s.