cyclorama

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cyclorama a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cyclorama 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cyclorama A representation of a landscape, battle, or other scene, arranged on the walls of a room of cylindrical shape, and so executed as to appear in natural perspective, the spectators occupying a position in the center; a circular panorama.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cyclorama sī-klo-rä′ma a circular panorama painted on the inside of a cylindrical surface appearing in natural perspective.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cyclo-, + Gr. "o`rama sight, spectacle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from Gr. kyklos, circle, horama, view.

Usage

In literature:

I've been reading up, and I know I could build a cyclorama, if she didn't want to run everything.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
Gettysburg Cyclorama, iv, 344.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Here was revealed a wide cyclorama that was astounding.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
It is like a cyclorama, the beauty of which is all inside.
"The Arena" by Various
This Paris cyclorama is along the same line, but ten times more wonderful.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
Nor is the fearful cyclorama over yet.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
The cyclorama, and especially the dome cyclorama, permits the stage to be lighted largely or wholly by crisscrossing reflection.
"How to Produce Amateur Plays" by Barrett H. Clark
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In news:

The Half-Life of Illusion: On the Brief and Glorious Heyday of the Cyclorama .
The Half-Life of Illusion: On the Brief and Glorious Heyday of the Cyclorama.
The Horus tungsten cyclorama light has been reintroduced by Robert Juliat due to popular demand.
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