conversation piece

noun

Definition of conversation piece

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

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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


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