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Meaning of DIORAMA

Pronunciation:  `dIu'ramu

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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