a pictorial representation, in perspective, of a landscape, battle, etc., on the inner wall of a cylindrical room or hall, viewed by spectators occupying a position in the center.
Theater. a curved wall or drop at the back of a stage, used for creating an illusion of unlimited space or distance in the background of exterior scenes or for obtaining lighting effects.
- cy·clo·ram·ic, adjective
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How to use cyclorama in a sentence
This instrument was no doubt the father of the pedometer and the cyclorama, just as the boy is frequently father to the man.
This Paris cyclorama is along the same line, but ten times more wonderful.Birdseye Views of Far Lands | James T. Nichols
The building was originally used for a cyclorama, but was entirely remodeled when put to its new use.
The origin of the cyclorama is traced to the use of scenery by the Italians two or three hundred years ago.
In a cyclorama of this kind it is necessary to have the scene portrayed with the utmost fidelity.
British Dictionary definitions for cyclorama
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
a curtain or wall curving along the back of a stage, usually painted to represent the sky and serving to enhance certain lighting effects
any set of curtains that enclose the back and sides of a stage setting
- cycloramic (ˌsaɪkləʊˈræmɪk), adjective
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