Definition of myriorama in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɪrɪəˈrɑːmə/


  • 1A picture consisting of a number of separate sections which are capable of being combined in numerous ways to form different scenes.

    The myriorama was popularized by John Heaviside Clark (1771–1863), British landscape artist.

  • 2A form of public entertainment in which a large number of different panoramic scenes or images are shown in succession, supported by lighting and other special effects, often including a commentary.

    The most celebrated myrioramas were those presented by the Poole brothers in the later years of the 19th century: see H. J. Powell Poole's Myriorama! (2002).


Early 19th century; earliest use found in The European Magazine. From ancient Greek μυρίος countless + -orama.