US: /sɪˈnɛɹioʊ/
UK: /sənˈɑːɹiˌə‍ʊ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

scenario /si'nɑ:riou/
  • danh từ, số nhiều scenarios/si'nɑ:riouz/
    • truyện phim, cốt kịch, kịch bản

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun (plural scenarios)
1 a description of how things might happen in the future: Let me suggest a possible scenario. + The worst-case scenario (= the worst possible thing that could happen) would be for the factory to be closed down. + a nightmare scenario
2 a written outline of what happens in a film/movie or play

Thesaurus dictionary

1 (master or ground or floor) plan, (grand) scheme, plot, schema, design, outline, layout, framework, structure; sequence of events, routine:
According to this scenario, the bank will provide the financing and we shall organize the take-over.
2 (plot) summary, précis, résumé, synopsis; (working or shooting) script, screenplay:
The scenario for the film was a joint venture between the director and the author of the book on which it was based.

Collocation dictionary


future, likely, possible
The more likely scenario is that the president will resign and an election will be held.
| unlikely | optimistic | doomsday, nightmare, pessimistic, worst, worst-case | dramatic | alternative


consider, construct, imagine | describe, paint
the scenario painted by some sections of the Western press
| enact, play out
He enjoyed playing out the various scenarios in his own mind.




in a/the ~
In a worst-case scenario, the disease will reach epidemic proportions.
| under a/the ~
Under any of these scenarios, the company will run into debt.

Concise English dictionary

+an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)
+a setting for a work of art or literature
+a postulated sequence of possible events