Cyclorama
Cyclorama Cy`clo*ra"ma (s?`kl?-r?"m? or -r?"m?), n. [Cyclo- + Gr. "o`rama sight, spectacle.] A pictorial view which is extended circularly, so that the spectator is surrounded by the objects represented as by things in nature. The realistic effect is increased by putting, in the space between the spectator and the picture, things adapted to the scene represented, and in some places only parts of these objects, the completion of them being carried out pictorially. [1913 Webster]

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  • cyclorama — noun Etymology: cycl + orama (as in panorama) Date: 1840 1. a large pictorial representation encircling the spectator and often having real objects as a foreground 2. a curved curtain or wall used as a background of a stage set to sugge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cyclorama — noun a) A display consisting of a continuous series of pictures placed on the walls of a circular room so as to appear in natural perspective by a person standing in the middle. b) A la …   Wiktionary

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