wax museum


Definition of wax museum

: a place where wax effigies (as of famous historical persons) are exhibited

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Does it take place in whatever dimension this wax museum thinks Meghan and Harry are hanging out in? Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Madame Tussauds' Meghan and Harry Christmas Situation Will Haunt Your Dreams," 11 Dec. 2018 Madame Tussauds, the wax museum known for lifelike wax-replicas of your favorite celebs, recently toured them around the city for a photoshoot, Entertainment Tonight reports. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "People Have Mixed Feelings About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wax Figures," 26 Aug. 2018 The new addition to London's wax museum was unveiled today alongside Prince Harry's in honor of the quickly-approaching royal wedding on May 19. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Meghan Markle's Wax Figure Compares to Kate Middleton's," 9 May 2018 Madame Tussauds, the famed wax museum in London, gave folks the first look at the wax figure of Prince Harry’s fiance on Wednesday. Mark Shanahan, BostonGlobe.com, "Meghan Markle cast in wax for all to see," 9 May 2018 The wax museum has become infamous for its ability to transform a blob of wax into something that only very, very slightly resembles a famous person. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "Meghan Markle's Wax Figure Has A Perfect Resting Bitch Face," 9 May 2018 There is more authenticity at a wax museum than there is at one of these dinners. Fox News, "Judge Jeanine: Comey's a liar, leaker and leftist liberal," 29 Apr. 2018 Clues were scattered at local landmarks—the replica Eiffel Tower outside Paris Las Vegas, the dolphin habitat inside the Mirage, a wedding chapel, a wax museum. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Viva Las Vegas: The Golden Knights Have Become the Hottest Act in Hockey," 6 Feb. 2018 The key task Thursday was to stay as steady and unblinking as possible, trying to create the atmosphere of a wax museum. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "Bristol Youngsters Try 'Wax Museum' Concept To Bring History To Life," 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of wax museum

1953, in the meaning defined above

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: a museum that has wax statues of famous people

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