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Definition of "cyclorama" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • A large curtain or wall, usually concave, hung or placed at the rear of a stage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cyclorama" in a sentence
  • "A cyclorama is a 360 degree painting that tells a story."
  • "The cyclorama is a good place to learn more about the Battle of Gettysburg."
  • "The cyclorama is a 337ft x 42ft panoramic painting of the Battle of Gettysburg, painted by Frenchman Paul Philippoteaux"