panorama

noun
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

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From lavenders to lime greens, the buildings are a soothing and photogenic complement to the historic city’s cobblestoned streets and picturesque seaside panoramas. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019 The sweeping panorama of the White Mountains lured Ellen and Howard Pritham, a surgeon, to their residence on top of a hill in Easton, New Hampshire. Joanna Bober, ELLE Decor, "Country Fresh," 5 July 2012 Each room has private terraces and infinity pools to take in the Aegean panorama (while your baby naps twice a day). Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Where to Go, Where to Eat, and What to See at Instagram's Favorite Destination," 21 Dec. 2018 And in the summer months, mosey east to seasonal Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill for some kielbasa and an epic Manhattan panorama. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 Archivist Mary Hammer lays out old, large-format panorama photos to dry. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "Aberdeen museum recovers history from a fire, and Seattle is opening more tiny-house villages | Tuesday Morning Brief, July 17," 17 July 2018 The panoramas were created in the 1980s and 90s as part of a poster program to promote the national parks. Betsy Mason, National Geographic, "Gorgeous Panoramic Paintings of National Parks Now Online," 28 June 2018 With vistas over the shells of the Sydney Opera House too, Aria would be worth a visit just for those postcard panoramas. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "29 Best Restaurants in Sydney," 14 Mar. 2018 Those same panorama windows also include a wing door window to allow access in and out. Megan Barber, Curbed, "This $67K camper is also a boat," 5 Sep. 2018

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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

noun

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

panorama

noun
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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