noun \ˌdī-ə-ˈra-mə, -ˈrä-\

Definition of DIORAMA

:  a scenic representation in which a partly translucent painting is seen from a distance through an opening
a :  a scenic representation in which sculptured figures and lifelike details are displayed usually in miniature so as to blend indistinguishably with a realistic painted background
b :  a life-size exhibit (as of a wildlife specimen or scene) with realistic natural surroundings and a painted background
di·oram·ic \-ˈra-mik\ adjective

Origin of DIORAMA

French, from dia- + -orama (as in panorama, from English)
First Known Use: 1823


Next Word in the Dictionary: diordinal
Previous Word in the Dictionary: dioptry
All Words Near: diorama

Seen & Heard

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

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More