Definition of scene work in US English:

scene work

noun

  • In early use: †stage performance generally; acting (obsolete). Now: specifically the rehearsal or performance of a single scene, especially used as a means of developing or honing dramatic skills.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Milton (1608–1674), poet and polemicist. From scene + work.

Pronunciation

scene work

/ˈsiːn wəːk/