pan·​o·​ram·​ic ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mik How to pronounce panoramic (audio)
: of, relating to, or resembling a panorama: such as
: showing a full or wide view
a panoramic photograph of the Grand Canyon
panoramic views of the water
: comprehensive in scope or range of coverage
Once upon a time, surely before the advent of tenure, historians were disposed to write panoramic accounts of an important idea, synthesizing huge amounts of scholarship in a language accessible to nonspecialists.Alan Wolfe
… a splendid book, which plays to all its author's best qualities: the encyclopedic yet never oppressive knowledge; the bold panoramic grasp of vast periods …Peter Green
panoramically adverb
From this vantage, the house panoramically unfolds as a masterly indoor-outdoor landscape. Veronica McNiff

Examples of panoramic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant’s tables are widely spaced, and the furnishings are low on ornament, a restraint that shifts diners’ attention to panoramic views out of floor-to-ceiling windows. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 From the rooftop deck, Schober has panoramic views of Venice, not to mention ample room for a dining table, barbecue and sauna. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 Also on offer are tennis, pickleball, disc golf and Santa Cruz’s only full-service day spa, plus panoramic views of the Monterey Bay from the hotel’s restaurant — fittingly called The View. Lauren Sloss, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2023 In addition to having an impressive panoramic sunroof, the headroom to look up at it, and not feel squashed in the car makes a ride in the EX30 all the more comfortable. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 16 Nov. 2023 The lone, ultra-private guest suite on the upper floor has a balcony with panoramic views over the rolling countryside, while the main-floor primary suite is replete with a fireplace, French doors to the gardens, extensive walk-in closets, and a lavish bath with two glass showers. Mark David, Robb Report, 14 Nov. 2023 The Spa Sense, A Rosewood Spa, is tucked high up in the emerald-green hillside, with panoramic views over the sparkling bay below. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 12 Nov. 2023 The sprawling space, which is nearly 100 feet long, will offer panoramic views of the surrounding seas. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2023 The primary bedroom features panoramic views of the ocean and bridge, while the primary bathroom is decked out with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of panoramic was in 1796

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“Panoramic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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