[sin-uh-ram-uh, -rah-muh]
Movies, Trademark.
  1. a wide-screen process using three adjacent, synchronized cameras for photographing and three corresponding projectors for showing the film. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for cinerama


  1. trademark wide-screen presentation of films using either three separate 35mm projectors or one 70mm projector to produce an image on a large deeply curved screen
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Word Origin and History for cinerama



proprietary name, 1951, from cinema + -rama. Purists point out that the proper formation would be *Cinorama.

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