conversation piece

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

conversation piece

noun

: something new or unusual that gives people a subject to talk about

Full Definition of CONVERSATION PIECE

1
:  a painting of a group of persons in their customary surroundings
2
:  something (as a novel or unusual object) that stimulates conversation

Examples of CONVERSATION PIECE

  1. The exotic plant in our living room is a conversation piece that guests always ask about.

First Known Use of CONVERSATION PIECE

1712

Rhymes with CONVERSATION PIECE

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: conversation pit
Previous Word in the Dictionary: conversation chair
All Words Near: conversation piece

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up conversation piece? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).