wax museum


Definition of wax museum

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

Examples of wax museum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Void gaming locations, and the popular Ghostbusters VR experience at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Adario Strange, Quartz, 8 Nov. 2021 Its last third is a travelogue through a wax museum of fellow famous people whom Grohl is excited to encounter. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 The figure, which was created by a team of artists in London over the museum's standard six-month period, is now exclusively on display in the popular wax museum in Times Square. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 13 Sep. 2021 There’s not been a single attack on the figure since its installation in 2017, said Vera Davis, the wax museum’s manager/supervisor. Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Mar. 2021 After the show, Wax Wendy took a van to the wax museum in Times Square, while Real Wendy followed in a car. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 17 May 2021 The decision to put the figure in storage came after patrons at the wax museum kept punching and scratching it, Clay Stewart, a regional manager for Ripley Entertainment, told the San Antonio Express-News. Dustin Barnes, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2021 Obama currently stands near Trump’s former domain in the wax museum — an empty podium with the presidential seal, back-dropped by a wall-sized image of the White House. Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Mar. 2021 The mannequins will stay in the steakhouse until Monday, when they will be returned to Madam Tussauds wax museum in Manhattan. Thuc Nhi Nguyen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of wax museum

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Wax museum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20museum. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of wax museum

: a museum that has wax statues of famous people


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