Definition of panorama in English:

panorama

Syllabification: pan·o·ram·a
Pronunciation: /ˌpanəˈramə, -ˈrämə
 
/

noun

  • 1An unbroken view of the whole region surrounding an observer: the tower offers a wonderful panorama of Prague
    More example sentences
    • As I climbed up onto the wall and took a seat, the sparkling panorama surrounding me took my breath away.
    • This opens up a fine panorama of the surrounding hill country, with peak upon peak now in sight.
    • Stairs in the kiosk led us up to a viewing platform that afforded us a wonderful panorama of the Mima prairie.
    Synonyms
    view, wide view, scenic view, vista, prospect, scene, scenery, landscape, seascape
  • 1.1A picture or photograph containing a wide view.
    More example sentences
    • A photographic panorama including a view in the same direction as that in Spencer's ‘Poundfield, Cookham’ has been submitted in evidence by the Society.
    • Not even the camera and its glass plate photography could compare with Holmes's panoramas drawn with such meticulous detail.
    • The circle and arrow overlaid on the entrance portion of the Trout Cave map below shows the approximate camera location and initial direction of view for the panorama.
  • 1.2A complete survey or presentation of a subject or sequence of events: the galleries will offer a full panorama of 20th-century art
    More example sentences
    • The final gallery in the museum is the largest, presenting a sweeping panorama of American art from about 1870 through 1910.
    • If one surveys the panorama of today's international left, Allende's legacy occasionally flashes and flourishes.
    • Also, attempts are being made to present a panorama from ‘Folk to Pop’ and music of all ages to enthral the audience.
    Synonyms
    overview, survey, review, presentation, appraisal

Origin

late 18th century: from pan- 'all' + Greek horama 'view' (from horan 'see').

More definitions of panorama

Definition of panorama in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little