-rama

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-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 notesEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

  • Cinerama
  • futurama
  • Glamarama, as a nickname for Tamarama Beach, in NSW, Australia
Last modified on 3 January 2014, at 05:43