\ ə-ˈra-mə, -ˈrä- \
variants: or less commonly -arama \ ə-​ˈra-​mə , -​ˈrä-​ \ or -rama \ ˈra-​mə , ˈrä-​ \

Definition of -orama

informal 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 WeeklyThe wearing of your festival pass around your neck is pure geekarama.— Simon Chilvers

History and Etymology for -orama

extracted from panorama, diorama, or cyclorama

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“-orama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-orama. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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