cyclorama

noun
cy·​clo·​ra·​ma | \ ˌsī-klə-ˈra-mə How to pronounce cyclorama (audio) , -ˈrä- How to pronounce cyclorama (audio) \

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

Other Words from cyclorama

cycloramic \ ˌsī-​klə-​ˈra-​mik How to pronounce cyclorama (audio) \ adjective

Examples of cyclorama in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An adjacent, interactive touch-screen provides information on what today occupies the scenes in the replica cyclorama. New York Times, 19 Oct. 2021 One of the most interesting items is a modern photographic replica of the study for the 47-foot by 380-foot cyclorama of the fire made in 1892 for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. New York Times, 19 Oct. 2021 The set designer, Es Devlin, puts a huge cyclorama behind the glass office, a curving video-screen that shows us black-and-white images — a misty cotton field when the Lehmans are in Alabama, a changing New York skyline for the move north. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 14 Oct. 2021 In one corner of the studio, half of a life-size sailboat was mounted ten feet high on a gimbal, a mechanism that would toss and turn the boat like a mechanical bull, while a cyclorama projected a tempestuous curved backdrop around it. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In one corner of the studio, half of a life-size sailboat was mounted ten feet high on a gimbal, a mechanism that would toss and turn the boat like a mechanical bull, while a cyclorama projected a tempestuous curved backdrop around it. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In one corner of the studio, half of a life-size sailboat was mounted ten feet high on a gimbal, a mechanism that would toss and turn the boat like a mechanical bull, while a cyclorama projected a tempestuous curved backdrop around it. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In one corner of the studio, half of a life-size sailboat was mounted ten feet high on a gimbal, a mechanism that would toss and turn the boat like a mechanical bull, while a cyclorama projected a tempestuous curved backdrop around it. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 In one corner of the studio, half of a life-size sailboat was mounted ten feet high on a gimbal, a mechanism that would toss and turn the boat like a mechanical bull, while a cyclorama projected a tempestuous curved backdrop around it. Richard Brod, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of cyclorama

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cyclorama

cycl- + -orama (as in panorama)

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The first known use of cyclorama was in 1840

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10 Nov 2021

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“Cyclorama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclorama. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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