fun house

noun

Definition of fun house 

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

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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 Thurber makes that trickery explicit by setting one action scene in a fun house hall of mirrors, a derivative trompe l’oeil conceit of which the filmmakers prove far too enamored. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Dwayne Johnson scales the heights in the thrillingly dumb 'Skyscraper'," 11 July 2018 Cynthia Rowley’s West Village brownstone is definitely a fun house. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Cynthia Rowley’s West Village Home Is Full of Unconventional Delights," 29 June 2018 Sephoria is inviting guests to get lost in a makeup and skin-care fun house. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Sephora Is Making Its Own Version of Beautycon," 14 June 2018 Hello Dreamhouse also comes with three preset modes — hangout mode, dance party mode, and fun house mode — each features different lights and sounds to fit Barbie's various moods, according to the tech for women site, ChipChick.com. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "The Barbie Dreamhouse Is Getting A High-Tech Makeover," 17 Feb. 2016 Enter from the ground level courtyard, into what can only be described as a sandwich fun house. Julia Sherman, Vogue, "Ceramics, Chilaquiles, and Micheladas: An Artist’s Guide to Guadalajara," 10 May 2018 Walking through the Odditorium is like going through a giant carnival fun house. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's St. Johns County: The first place to believe it or not," 6 May 2018 Although the black hole had just one disk, gravity had morphed its appearance, like a fun house mirror, into two perpendicular disks. Sarah Scoles, Discover Magazine, "The First Black Hole Close-Up," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fun house

1920, in the meaning defined above

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fun house

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fun house

: 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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