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Meaning of cyclorama

cy•clo•ram•a

Pronunciation: (sī"klu-ram'u, -rä'mu), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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