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variant of -orama, occurring as the final element in compounds when the first element is disyllabic and does not end in -r, used so that the entire word maintains the same number of syllables as panorama:
Cinerama; telerama. Unabridged
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noun suffix meaning "sight, view, spectacular display or instance of," 1824, abstracted from panorama (q.v.), ultimately from Greek horama "sight, spectacle, that which is seen."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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used to form nouns A spectacular display or instance of what is indicated: boatarama/ bunsorama/ videorama

[1824+; fr panorama, ultimately fr Greek horama, ''sight'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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