diorama

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English[edit]

One of the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History in the City of New York

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Borrowed from French diorama, from Ancient Greek διά- (diá-, through, across, by, over) + ὅραμα (hórama, view). Coined by Louis Daguerre (1822).

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diorama (plural dioramas)

  1. 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.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French diorama, coined by Louis Daguerre.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌdi.oːˈraː.maː/
  • Hyphenation: di‧o‧ra‧ma
  • Rhymes: -aːmaː

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diorama n (plural diorama's)

  1. A diorama (three-dimensional display of a setting or scenery). [from 1820s]
    • 1830, "Tafereel van de schouwburgen te Londen", Vaderlandsche letteroefeningen, page 330.
      De poëzij, deze wettige koningin van de tooneelkunst, heeft er thans slechts den tweeden rang; men doet er heerschen het schilderwerk, de beweging der schermen, zonder te denken, dat deze soort van begoocheling hier nooit eene volkomene uitwerking zal hebben, terwijl de diorama's en panorama's altijd de gelukkigste pogingen van den werktuigkunstenaar en tooneelschilder overtreffen.
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diorama m (plural diorami)

  1. (art) diorama

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diorama m (plural dioramas)

  1. (art) diorama (a three-dimensional display of a scenery)