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

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Examples of panorama in a Sentence

we admired the breathtaking panorama from the top of the mountain
Recent Examples on the Web From the walkway, a panorama of downtown's architectural materials unfolds. Frank Edgerton Martin, Star Tribune, "New Mpls. building is one of the city's finest works of contemporary architecture," 18 Dec. 2020 There, the panorama included Lucerne and other alpine peaks. Star Tribune, "View from one of the best scenic rail journeys in Europe," 11 Dec. 2020 Up in the rarefied aerie of the 102nd floor observatory, new floor-to-ceiling windows reveal the panorama of the possibilities below. James Panero, WSJ, "An Iconic Beacon Shines Anew," 11 Dec. 2020 The drone can take sphere, 180° and wide-angle panorama shots, and allows for quick downloading of your footage afterward. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "New & Notable: Latest products from Hello Kitty, Olay and more," 7 Dec. 2020 Also up for auction: An Addie Joss Benefit Game panorama featuring the Naps and their All-Star rivals, including Joe Jackson, Cy Young, Sam Crawford, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and others. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Rare Ty Cobb photo in Cleveland uniform up for auction," 6 Dec. 2020 The final push to the top of this prominent mound levels off along a straighter ridge leading to the panorama your feet have been waiting for: Catalina Island to the southwest. Jordan Rane, Los Angeles Times, "9 hikes to be grateful for this Thanksgiving," 24 Nov. 2020 Morikawa, ever businesslike, briefly savored the panorama and then resumed his preparations for this week’s Masters. Ron Kroichick,, "Collin Morikawa on Augusta National: ‘I’m not afraid of any course out here’," 10 Nov. 2020 And yet, despite this panorama, the novel’s actual spaces are intimate—relationships play out in bedrooms, kitchens, bars. The New Yorker, "The Best Books We Read in 2020," 1 Dec. 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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The first known use of panorama was in 1791

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8 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Panorama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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