conversation piece

noun

Definition of conversation piece

  1. 1 :  a painting of a group of persons in their customary surroundings

  2. 2 :  something (such as a novel or unusual object) that stimulates conversation

Examples of conversation piece in a Sentence

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

1712

First Known Use of conversation piece

1712


CONVERSATION PIECE Defined for English Language Learners

conversation piece

noun

Definition of conversation piece for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about conversation piece


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to bile

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!