pan·​o·​rama | \ ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mə How to pronounce panorama (audio) , -ˈrä- How to pronounce panorama (audio) \

Definition of panorama

b : a picture exhibited a part at a time by being unrolled before the spectator
2a : an unobstructed or complete view of an area in every direction provides a panorama of the entire bay
b : a comprehensive presentation of a subject a panorama of American history
c : range faced a panorama of problems
3 : a mental picture of a series of images or events

Examples of panorama in a Sentence

we admired the breathtaking panorama from the top of the mountain
Recent Examples on the Web Companies that wish to emerge as strong as steel must begin fashioning a workforce that reflects the panorama of perspectives that shape the world. Doug Lodder, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 The 2-mile Eagle Trail departs from the panorama, traveling down to the base of the rocky cliffs along the lake, with a few small caves for exploring, then back up again to another scenic overlook east of the tower. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2021 Even when the social and economic panorama is not so bright right now, fashion is holding on to its optimistic spirit. Frances Solá-santiago,, 24 Dec. 2021 The restaurant has a sweeping 360 degree panorama on the grounds and a long counter for those coming in for breakfast before teeing off or for lunch after nine holes. John Mariani, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 The moment was a flicker in the chaotic panorama, a 90-second flash of unhinged violence overshadowed by the high drama inside, where rioters menaced in packs, legislators hid in fear and a protester was shot to death. New York Times, 16 Oct. 2021 The film is a lurid panorama of half-truths and speculation. NBC News, 2 Oct. 2021 In front of her was the same panorama that had captivated artists like Thomas Cole and Frederick Church over a century ago. Young Huh, House Beautiful, 23 Sep. 2021 War and fascism are the structuring absences in Marcello’s fluid historical panorama. J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books, 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of panorama

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for panorama

pan- + Greek hórāma "something seen, sight, spectacle," from horā-, stem of horân "to look, see" + -ma, resultative noun suffix — more at ware entry 2

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“Panorama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of panorama

: a full and wide view of something
: a way of showing or telling something that includes a lot of information and covers many topics : a thorough presentation of a subject
: a group that includes many different people or things : a wide selection


pan·​o·​rama | \ ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mə How to pronounce panorama (audio) , -ˈrä- \

Kids Definition of panorama

: a clear complete view in every direction

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