museum piece


Definition of museum piece

1 : something preserved in or suitable for a museum
2 : one that is out-of-date : a thing of the past

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Examples of museum piece in a Sentence

That old computer will soon be a museum piece. that old wooden ironing board she uses is a museum piece
Recent Examples on the Web Her treatment of Mexican food as a museum piece was paternalistic at best and racist at worst. Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2022 But the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is a museum piece that has both huge cultural resonance and a compelling driving experience. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 19 July 2022 Upshifting with the deference due a museum piece made the RS initially seem underwhelming. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 19 July 2022 Most importantly, the new cast and creatives didn’t want to build a museum piece. Deborah Wilker, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2022 After all, the show is hardly a museum piece when the millionaires are now billionaires, and the sources of income are no longer railroads or mining, but the data surveillance and worker exploitation that exist in the shadow of Big Tech. Liam Hess, Vogue, 15 Feb. 2022 But Rubin understood two things: that Johnny Cash was a living encyclopedia of American song, not a museum piece; and that his voice deserved to be presented unadorned. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, 7 Dec. 2021 The relatively small private house is part stuffy Edwardian museum piece, part down-to-earth family retreat. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 The Opry had been in danger of becoming encased in amber, a museum piece that was treasured but no longer relevant. New York Times, 31 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of museum piece

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of museum piece was in 1898

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5 Aug 2022

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“Museum piece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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