Definitions for scenariosɪˈnɛər iˌoʊ, -ˈnɑr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sce•nar•i•osɪˈnɛər iˌoʊ, -ˈnɑr-(n.)(pl.)-nar•i•os.
an outline of the plot of a dramatic work, giving particulars of the scenes, characters, etc.
Category: Music and Dance, Showbiz
the outline or sometimes the complete script of a motion picture or television program, often with directions for shooting.
Ref: shooting script.
an imagined sequence of events, esp. any of several detailed plans or possibilities.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of scenario:
1875–80; < It < L scēnārium
an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)
a setting for a work of art or literature
"the scenario is France during the Reign of Terror"
a postulated sequence of possible events
"planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
scenario(noun)ɪˈnɛər iˌoʊ, -ˈnɑr-
a possible future situation
an unlikely scenario
scenarioɪˈnɛər iˌoʊ, -ˈnɑr-
the worst possible situation
The worst-case scenario would be a nuclear terrorist attack.
An outline of the plot of a dramatic or literary work.
A screenplay itself, or an outline or a treatment of it.
An outline or model of an expected or supposed sequence of events.
Origin: An word (a derivation of scena), from scaena. See scene.
a preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera
A scenario is a synoptical collage of an event or series of actions and events. In the Commedia dell'arte it was an outline of entrances, exits, and action describing the plot of a play that was literally pinned to the back of the scenery. It is also known as canovaccio or "that which is pinned to the canvas" of which the scenery was constructed. Surviving scenarios from the Renaissance contain little other than character names, brief descriptions of action, and references to specific lazzi with no further explanation. It is believed that a scenario forms the basis of a fully improvisational performance though it is also likely that they were simple reminders of the plot for those members of the cast who were literate. Modern commedia troupes most often make use of a script with varying degrees of additional improvisation. In the creation of an opera or ballet, a scenario is often developed initially to indicate how the original source, if any, is to be adapted and to summarize the aspects of character, staging, plot, etc. that can be expanded later in a fully developed libretto, or script. This sketch can be helpful in "pitching" the idea to a prospective producer, director or composer.
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Translations for scenario
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the painted background for a play etc on a stage
The scenery looked rather shabby.
- المَناظِر على خَشَبَة المَسْرَحArabic
- cenárioPortuguese (BR)
- das BühnenbildGerman
- decorado, escenarioSpanish
- मंच सज्जाHindi
- latar belakangIndonesian
- leikmynd, leiktjöldIcelandic
- 무대장치, 배경Korean
- hiasan latarMalay
- kulisser, teaterdekorasjonerNorwegian
- سينرى صحنه، په ننداره كى د نقاشى پردهPashto
- (театральные) декорацииRussian
- sceneri, dekorSwedish
- (舞台上戲劇等的)佈景Chinese (Trad.)
- театральні декораціїUkrainian
- đồ dùng trang trí sân khấuVietnamese
- 布景Chinese (Simp.)
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