Modification of English -orama, influenced by diorama and panorama, and thus from Ancient Greek ὅρᾱμᾰ (hórāma, “sight”, “spectacle”) and ultimately Proto-Indo-European *wer-, meaning to perceive or look out for.
- 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
- The suffix is usually appended without hyphenation, or occasionally with hyphen intended to catch the eye.