-rama

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Modification of English -orama, influenced by diorama and panorama. From the Greek όραμα, meaning "view".

Suffix[edit]

-rama

  1. Alteration of -orama, used in suffixing a word ending with an r or vowel sound, for example,
    camera to form camerarama or
    future to form (eliding the e and merging the two rs into one) futurama

Usage notes[edit]

  • The suffix is usually appended without hyphenation, or occasionally with hyphen intended to catch the eye.

Derived terms[edit]

  • Cinerama
  • futurama
  • Glamarama, as a nickname for Tamarama Beach, in NSW, Australia