Visual Thesaurus Word of the Day
Wednesday, January 3rd diorama Available for Viewing Word of the Day:
First came the panorama, a late 18th century word so successful that it spawned two others on its pattern: cyclorama, and today's word, diorama. The dio- part is from Greek dia, "through," reflecting the fact that the earliest dioramas were viewed through a hole or opening. The common -orama part is from Greek, horama, "sight." All three words refer to paintings or displays of various kinds.
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