fun house


Definition of fun house

: a building in an amusement park that contains various devices designed to startle or amuse

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Speaking of which, the actual noodles in this two-story fun house are wonderful. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 21 Aug. 2019 Big Bounce America had been scheduled to bring its traveling 10,000-square-foot inflatable fun house complex to Lowell Park in West Oakland. Steve Rubenstein,, "Bounce house bounces out of Oakland — too much goose poop," 6 Sep. 2019 Children got to bounce in fun houses, a water slide, face paintings, ride a mechanical bull and listen to music by DJ Will Lewis of Game Tight Entertainment. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, "Community supports CJ foundation at autism walk," 19 Aug. 2019 The interior of the sacred space, which is located in west-central Thailand, calls to mind a house of mirrors like the ones typically found inside a fun house. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "Six of Thailand’s Most Magnificent Temples," 2 Aug. 2019 This, combined with Jupiter (Mr. Lucky) in your fun house, places you directly in the catbird seat., "Minerva’s horoscope for week of July 28," 28 July 2019 The Persian Kamel is a fun house that fairgoers walk through rather than ride, complete with a tilting bridge and moving stairs. Jenny Whidden, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's your guide to the rides at the 2019 Waukesha County Fair," 19 July 2019 Its windowless exterior says funeral home more than fun house, but inside, a man-cave atmosphere prevailed: small clusters of people playing pool or stroking their dogs behind the ears. New York Times, "In Charleston, Beer Gets Its Own Neighborhood," 25 Apr. 2018 But their fun house scale — cups, umbrella, and all are each about the size of an ottoman — and slightly abstracted color are enough to put them into a strange virtual territory somewhere between trompe l’oeil and the uncanny valley. Will Heinrich, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of fun house

1920, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fun house

US : a building in an amusement park with many features that amuse and surprise people as they walk or ride through it

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