Definition of Diorama

1. Noun. A picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene.

Exact synonyms: Cyclorama, Panorama
Generic synonyms: Icon, Ikon, Image, Picture
Derivative terms: Panoramic

Definition of Diorama

1. n. 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.

Definition of Diorama

1. Noun. A three-dimensional display of a scenery, often having a painted background in front of which models are arranged, e.g. in a museum where stuffed animals are presented against a painted landscape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diorama

1. a three-dimensional exhibit [n -S] : DIORAMIC [adj]

Diorama Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diorama

dioptases
diopter
diopters
dioptometer
dioptometers
dioptra
dioptral
dioptre
dioptres
dioptric
dioptric aberration
dioptrical
dioptrics
dioptries
dioptry
diorama (current term)
dioramas
dioramic
diorism
diorisms
dioristic
diorite
diorite-plagiogranitic
diorites
dioritic
diorthoses
diorthosis
diorthotic
dioscin
dioscorea

Literary usage of Diorama

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1. Great Facts: A Popular History and Description of the Most Remarkable by Frederick Collier Bakewell (1860)
"That building was intended for the exhibition of the diorama. ... The diorama was opened in London on the 6th of October, 1823, and for a long time it was ..."

2. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1842)
"Communicated by the Royal Scottish Society of Arts. THE diorama, the ingenious ... The diorama is usually executed on an extensive surface of canvass, ..."

3. Artists in the Life of Charleston: Through Colony and State, from by Anna Wells Rutledge (2008)
"diorama OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE Courier, Sept. 19, 1851 : The diorama of the Crystal Palace . . . Courier, Sept. 20, 1851 : . . . diorama of the Crystal ..."

4. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"The diorama is a still more delightful piece of artistical illusion, and of very recent ... When the diorama was first exhibited in the French capital, ..."

5. My State by Steven Schneider (1996)
"Explore ways of making objects stand or hang in the diorama. ... An Indian Village diorama Have students construct a shoebox diorama of an Indian village in ..."

6. Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London: With Historical and by John Britton, Augustus Pugin (1838)
"... their transparent and semitransparent surfaces, and by the intervention of opaque and coloured material. On the same principles the diorama is formed; ..."

7. Leaves from the Note-books of Lady Dorothy Nevill by Dorothy Nevill (1907)
"XIII A diorama at Florence—Vauxhall Gardens—Causes of their end in 1855—Fete ... ABOUT the first public entertainment which I remember was a diorama of the ..."

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