pan·​o·​rama ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mə How to pronounce panorama (audio) -ˈrä- How to pronounce panorama (audio)
: a picture exhibited a part at a time by being unrolled before the spectator
: an unobstructed or complete view of an area in every direction
provides a panorama of the entire bay
: a comprehensive presentation of a subject
a panorama of American history
: range
faced a panorama of problems
: 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 Now, imagine being paid to move to one of the most iconic regions of Tuscany in Italy, where mountains roll over the panorama and there are far fewer people than in Venice or Rome. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune Europe, 28 June 2024 The top of Lone Peak offers an unobstructed panorama of the surrounding mountains. Nick Bowlin, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024 Users can also view all life-size versions of their photos and videos, including panoramas that can expand and wrap around the user for an immersive experience. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 12 June 2024 Something that should complete the panorama as perfectly as a splash of Angostura bitters in a Manhattan cocktail. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 13 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for panorama 

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of panorama was in 1791

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Cite this Entry

“Panorama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a picture shown a part at a time by being unrolled before the spectator
: a full and clear view in every direction
: a complete presentation of a subject

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