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cy·clo·ram·a

 (sī′klə-răm′ə, -rä′mə)
n.
1. A large composite picture placed on the interior walls of a cylindrical room so as to appear in natural perspective to a spectator standing in the center of the room.
2. A large curtain or wall, usually concave, hung or placed at the rear of a stage.


cy′clo·ram′ic adj.
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cyclorama

(ˌsaɪkləʊˈrɑːmə)
n
1. (Art Terms) Also called: panorama a large picture, such as a battle scene, on the interior wall of a cylindrical room, designed to appear in natural perspective to a spectator in the centre
2. (Theatre) theatre
a. a curtain or wall curving along the back of a stage, usually painted to represent the sky and serving to enhance certain lighting effects
b. any set of curtains that enclose the back and sides of a stage setting
[C19: cyclo- + Greek horama view, sight, on the model of panorama]
cycloramic adj
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cy•clo•ram•a

(ˌsaɪ kləˈræm ə, -ˈrɑ mə)

n., pl. -ram•as.
1. a pictorial representation, in perspective, of a landscape, battle, etc., on the inner wall of a cylindrical room, viewed by spectators standing in the center.
2. a curved wall or drop at the back of a stage set, used to create the illusion of space or distance.
[1830–40; < Greek kýklo(s) circle (see cyclo-) + (h)órāma view; compare panorama]
cy`clo•ram′ic, adj.
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cyclorama

a circular panorama, usually of a landscape or battle, designed to be viewed from a central point. Also called panorama. — cycloramic, adj.
See also: Representation
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cyclorama

A curved and stretched cloth around the rear of the stage which gives the impression of sky or extensive space.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyclorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scenecyclorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
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cyclorama

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Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center and witness the history of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites at Behalt, one of four cycloramas in North America.
It is especially surprising given his pioneering investment in hypertext and in immersive, virtual Cave technology where you make the decisions, you move around, as in the aforementioned historical cycloramas, where the viewer would position himself, often on a raised platform, squarely at the centre of the painting.
(15) This demanding final effect was eventually achieved on stage through the use of two cycloramas, one behind the other and lit separately.