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waxworks (ˈwækswɜːks) 

Definitions

noun

  1. a museum or exhibition of wax figures or objects   ⇒ The best place we visited was the waxworks.

waxwork (ˈwæksˌwɜːk Pronunciation for waxwork

Definitions

noun

  1. an object reproduced in wax, esp as an ornament
  2. a life-size lifelike figure, esp of a famous person, reproduced in wax
  3. (plural; functioning as singular or plural) a museum or exhibition of wax figures or objects

Derived Forms

ˈwaxˌworker noun

Example Sentences Including 'waxworks'

A large swinging door to her right announced in bold colours: mrs salmon's waxworks -- all new!
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)
The first man carried his toy, a Mickey Mouse, into the chamber where there were other Disney waxworks.
Forbes, Bryan A Song at Twilight
`I made some inquiries about that Lucas boy, Jack, earlier, while you were chasing through the waxworks.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)

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