from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large composite picture placed on the interior walls of a cylindrical room so as to appear in natural perspective to a spectator standing in the center of the room.
- n. A large curtain or wall, usually concave, hung or placed at the rear of a stage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A display consisting of a continuous series of pictures placed on the walls of a circular room so as to appear in natural perspective by a person standing in the middle.
- n. A large curtain or wall, often concave, hung upstage, in a theatre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pictorial view which is extended circularly, so that the spectator is surrounded by the objects represented as by things in nature. The realistic effect is increased by putting, in the space between the spectator and the picture, things adapted to the scene represented, and in some places only parts of these objects, the completion of them being carried out pictorially.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A representation of a landscape, battle, or other scene, arranged on the walls of a room of cylindrical shape, and so executed as to appear in natural perspective, the spectators occupying a position in the center; a circular panorama.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
A cyclorama is a 360 degree painting that tells a story.
The cyclorama is a good place to learn more about the Battle of Gettysburg.
The cyclorama is a 337ft x 42ft panoramic painting of the Battle of Gettysburg, painted by Frenchman Paul Philippoteaux
The show ends with a cyclorama of toys floating down in a crystalline snowfall, with a small symbolic bonfire on the floor, for putting away childish things.
The Rodrigo was envisioned as a memory of my experiencing the cyclorama of the Cherokee Nation's forced march to the west called "Unto These Hills" as a child in North Carolina on vacation.
Across the back of the stage stretches a cyclorama, drenched in the hues of a changing sky Paul Keogan's lighting.
Focused on the years 1973-77, "Love Goes to Buildings on Fire" offers up a cyclorama of everything from salsa and art rock to the births of hip-hop and punk.
I didn't want a cyclorama scrim across the back - everybody has those.
Easily moved tables and benches, and Sean Nieuwenhuis's video of fast-moving clouds on the rear cyclorama, make for quick scene changes.
The first floor studio, at left, has walls that blend and curve into the floor, creating a cyclorama effect.