And Thursday’s Word has returned yet again. This time with a more useful word than aforementioned boondoggle or smorgasbord. Hopefully you guys like this week’s release. XD
Definition: “A model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit”; “a scenic painting, viewed through a peephole, in which changes in color and direction of illuminationsimulate changes in the weather, time of day, etc.”; “A miniature movie set used for special effects or animation” (New Oxford American Dictionary)
Backstory: Once again, the source of this word is vocabulary.com. However, a curious thing happened. When I looked up the definition of diorama, it turned out to be different from what I expected. In one of the questions where I had first learnt of diorama, it had equated it to panorama, and so naturally I assumed that was the case. It turns out that is not so, and that it was referring to the etymology of diorama. Cool stuff!
Ah, now I know what to call those hyper-detailed model exhibits at the museums. Most certainly useful! ….right?