chamber of horrors

noun phrase

: a place in which macabre or horrible objects are exhibited
also : a collection of such exhibits

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chamber of horrors was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Chamber of horrors.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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