Adjective "waxworks" definition and examples

(Waxworks may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwakswəːk/

Definitions and examples

noun

A lifelike dummy modelled in wax.
  1. 'One third of the waxworks in the exhibition hall have been damaged because of years of being touched or climbed upon by visitors.'
  2. 'Britney Spears will give a deliberately dull performance when Madame Tussaud's museum unveils a new waxwork of the pop starlet as part of a new collection.'
  3. 'And now we have a Robbie Williams waxwork that has ‘real chest hair’ and ‘a twinkle in his eye, activated with hidden sensors’.'
  4. 'Unrecognizable under layers of garish makeup, Voight at times looks like a moving, talking waxwork.'
  5. 'The couple will have to hold their pose for up to three hours while they are studied for the waxwork figures.'
  6. 'It's there in the lyrics of Christina Aguilera, the styling of Britney Spears and even the poses of mannequins in Madame Tussaud's (where a waxwork of Kylie Minogue depicts her on all fours with her bottom poking into the air).'
  7. 'Yes, the new Robbie Williams waxwork is just like the real thing.'
  8. 'He looked like a Russian waxwork, but wasn't as large in the flesh as you'd imagine.'
  9. 'no waxworks is complete without its chamber of horrors'
  10. 'An astonishing 500 million people have visited the world-famous waxworks since it was founded in the early 19th century.'
  11. 'He helped create and expand the Bastille legend, exhibiting in his waxworks insurgents, released prisoners, and a model of the fortress, carved from its ‘last’ stone.'

More definitions

1. an exhibition of or a museum for displaying wax figures, ornaments, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"museums can be waxworks."

"exhibitions can be waxworks."