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Meaning of DIORAMA

Pronunciation:  `dIu'ramu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
 

DIORAMA is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: cyclorama, panorama
 
 See Also: icon, ikon, image, picture

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di`o*ra"ma\, n. [Gr. ? to see through; ? = dia` through
+ ? to see; cf. ? that which is seen, a sight: cf. F.
diorama. Cf. {Panorama}.]
1. A mode of scenic representation, invented by Daguerre and
   Bouton, in which a painting is seen from a distance
   through a large opening. By a combination of transparent
   and opaque painting, and of transmitted and reflected
   light, and by contrivances such as screens and shutters,
   much diversity of scenic effect is produced.

2. A building used for such an exhibition.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: airscape, cityscape, cloudscape, cosmorama, cyclorama, display, exhibit, exhibition, exposition, exterior, farmscape, georama, interior, landscape, light show, myriorama, pageant, pageantry, panorama, parade, pastoral, phantasmagoria, pomp, presentation, psychedelic show, representation, riverscape, scape, scene, seapiece, seascape, shifting scene, show, sight, skyscape, snowscape, spectacle, stage show, tableau, tableau vivant, townscape, view, waterscape
 

 

 

 

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