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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Angel’s Rest offers a beautiful panorama of the gorge and has long been one of the gorge’s best hikes. oregonlive.com, "Columbia River Gorge landowner fatally shoots cougar suspected in goat killings," 7 June 2019 The lollipop loop itself is a microcosm of all the park has to offer with marshes, ponds, swamps and black oak savannas, eventually snaking steeply up wooded dunes to a blockbuster panorama. Michael Schroeder, Washington Post, "Visiting the nation’s newest national park: Indiana Dunes," 7 June 2019 Observation decks atop Manhattan’s World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building offer sweeping panoramas that stretch for miles. Peter Grant, WSJ, "Breathtaking Views Atop Manhattan Skyscrapers Are Big Business," 25 Sep. 2018 Gathered here, a collection of images of some of the many moods of the valley, from wild storms to dusky evenings, to bright, sunlit panoramas. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, "Photos: The Moods of Monument Valley," 18 June 2019 Aside from the small terminal, there isn’t another building in sight amid a panorama of parched earth. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 6 June 2019 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

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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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