Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

cyclorama

play
noun cy·clo·ra·ma \ˌsī-klə-ˈra-mə, -ˈrä-\

Definition of cyclorama

  1. 1 :  a large pictorial representation encircling the spectator and often having real objects as a foreground

  2. 2 :  a curved curtain or wall used as a background of a stage set to suggest unlimited space

cycloramic

play \-ˈra-mik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of cyclorama

cycl- + -orama (as in panorama)


First Known Use: 1840


Learn More about cyclorama


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cyclorama? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

in the capacity or character of

Get Word of the Day daily email!