Definition of cyclorama
1 : a large pictorial representation encircling the spectator and often having real objects as a foreground
2 : a curved curtain or wall used as a background of a stage set to suggest unlimited space
cycloramicplay \ˌsī-klə-ˈra-mik\ adjective
Recent Examples of cyclorama from the Web
The Dahl Arts Center, which was built in 1974 and given to the city by a prominent local banker, is famous for its 180-foot cyclorama telling the economic history of the United States.
Over 45,000 figures populate this cyclorama, a depiction of 12th-century Angkorian history.
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Origin and Etymology of cyclorama
cycl- + -orama (as in panorama)
First Known Use: 1840See Words from the same year
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