noun combining form

variants or less commonly -arama
or -rama
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
The wearing of your festival pass around your neck is pure geekarama.Simon Chilvers

Word History


extracted from panorama, diorama, or cyclorama

Dictionary Entries Near -orama

Cite this Entry

“-orama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-orama. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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