mise en scene

"the entire scenery and properties of a stage play," 1830, from French mise en scène, literally "setting on the stage," from mise (13c.) "a putting, placing," noun use of fem. past participle of mettre "to put, place," from Latin mittere "to send" (see mission). Hence, figuratively, "the surroundings of an event" (1872).

updated on March 11, 2019

Definitions of mise en scene from WordNet

mise en scene (n.)
arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted;
Synonyms: stage setting / setting
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