noun combining form \ə-ˈra-mə, -ˈrä-\
variants: less commonly




Definition of -orama


  1. —used chiefly in nonce words to denote an event, production, situation, etc., that amounts to or is suggestive of a prolonged or extravagant display or exhibition of a specified kind … this World War II-era suspense romance … makes a great guilty pleasure on video: It's such a goofy schmaltzorama that it gives you a retro high. — Entertainment Weekly, 10 July 1992 Does “The Royal Tenenbaums” hang together and complete its mission? For all the funny glamour of its retro styling is it more than a freakorama? — Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 17 Dec. 2001 Yet another two-day monster music festival hosted by Valley rock radio stations is in store this weekend at Compton Terrace … . Friday's lineup … is a loud, metal/hard-rock thrasharama. — Robert X. Planet, New Times (Phoenix, Arizona), 12 May 1993 … an issue-oriented gabarama hosted by the former Philadelphia newswoman that has been airing in syndication since last year. — Entertainment Weekly, 14 Jan. 1994 a coffeerama

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Origin and Etymology of -orama

extracted from panorama, diorama, or cyclorama

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