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Meaning of "waxwork" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WAXWORK

waxwork  [ˈwæksˌwɜːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WAXWORK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Waxwork is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WAXWORK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of waxwork in the English dictionary

The first definition of waxwork in the dictionary is an object reproduced in wax, esp as an ornament. Other definition of waxwork is a life-size lifelike figure, esp of a famous person, reproduced in wax. Waxwork is also a museum or exhibition of wax figures or objects.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WAXWORK


artwork
ˈɑːtˌwɜːk
casework
ˈkeɪsˌwɜːk
classwork
ˈklɑːsˌwɜːk
clockwork
ˈklɒkˌwɜːk
coursework
ˈkɔːsˌwɜːk
falsework
ˈfɔːlsˌwɜːk
framework
ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk
glasswork
ˈɡlɑːsˌwɜːk
guesswork
ˈɡɛsˌwɜːk
homework
ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk
housework
ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk
lacework
ˈleɪsˌwɜːk
network
ˈnɛtˌwɜːk
paperwork
ˈpeɪpəˌwɜːk
patchwork
ˈpætʃˌwɜːk
piecework
ˈpiːsˌwɜːk
presswork
ˈprɛsˌwɜːk
teamwork
ˈtiːmˌwɜːk
trelliswork
ˈtrɛlɪsˌwɜːk
wickerwork
ˈwɪkəˌwɜːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WAXWORK

waxcloth
waxed cotton
waxed jacket
waxed paper
waxen
waxer
waxeye
waxier
waxiest
waxily
waxiness
waxing
waxlike
waxplant
waxweed
waxwing
waxworker
waxworks
waxworm
waxy

WORDS THAT END LIKE WAXWORK

all in a day´s work
at work
beadwork
field work
fieldwork
firework
footwork
groundwork
group work
metalwork
millwork
needlework
neural network
out of work
rework
social work
telework
wirework
woodwork
work

Synonyms and antonyms of waxwork in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «waxwork» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WAXWORK

Find out the translation of waxwork to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of waxwork from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «waxwork» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蜡像
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

waxwork
570 millions of speakers

English

waxwork
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

waxwork
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشمع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

муляж
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

waxwork
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মোম দ্বারা মূর্তিগঠন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

musée de cire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lilin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wachsfigur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

蝋人形
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

밀랍 인형
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Waxwork
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hình bằng sáp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

waxwork
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेणकाम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

balmumu heykel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

statua di cera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

figur woskowych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

муляж
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

panoptic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κέρινο ομοίωμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wassenbeeld
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

waxwork
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

waxwork
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of waxwork

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WAXWORK»

The term «waxwork» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.301 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WAXWORK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about waxwork

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WAXWORK»

Discover the use of waxwork in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to waxwork and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Waxwork
By her own confession, the beautiful Miriam Cromer is a murderess.
Peter Lovesey, 2013
2
Thunderbolt's Waxwork
When Thunderbolt's father is arrested for counterfeiting sixpences, the New Cut Gang set out to clear him. Set in 19th century London. Suggested level: primary
Philip Pullman, 1996
3
Waxwork: Making and Using Candles in the Home
This series of inspirational and practical books combines traditional crafts with exciting ideas from the world of interior design.
Diana Civil, 2000
4
The Shows of London
Waxwork. and. Clockwork. 9. Henry Bridges's Microcosm (engraving, 1744). The medallions at the. While some exhibitions were bringing to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century London tangible evidence of Nature's variety and man's ...
Richard Daniel Altick, 1978
5
The Victorian Marionette Theatre
What is really interesting is the very close relationship between waxwork shows and marionette theatres. The idea of exhibiting artificial figures, whether animated or static and whether for edification or entertainment, was already common in ...
John Mccormick, 2004
6
The Victorian Freak Show: The Significance of Disability and ...
Like the novel itself, Jarley's waxwork depicts grotesque brands of human embodiment while also calling upon sentiment and morality. Like the novel, the waxwork's moral message and commercial appeal depend on a balance between ...
Lillian Craton, 2009
7
The Self and It: Novel Objects in Eighteenth-Century England
... 'to the verge of indiscretion,'” writes von Boehn.43 In the most climactic scene of Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho, it is a waxwork figure, so painful in its naturalistic rendition of pain, that makes emily faint upon viewing it in a chamber behind ...
Julie Park, 2010
8
Waxworks: A Cultural Obsession
We would have no more difficulty finding Quilp's likeness in a popular wax museum, or in Jarley's Wax-work itself, for that matter: "[Throughout her [Nell's] uneasy dreams," Quilp "was somehow connected with the waxwork, or was waxwork ...
Michelle E. Bloom, 2003
9
Waxwork II: Lost in Time
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Isidoros Krastyo Morpheus, 2012
10
Simply Suspense
'Her first thought was "I must not scream" ' A man must open one of two doors: one will bring him love, the other will bring him death.
Frank Richard Stockton, Stacey Aumonier, A. M. Burrage, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WAXWORK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term waxwork is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dame Helen Mirren checks her waxwork's ample assets at Madame …
Three waxworks of the actress had been positioned in front of a Union Jack flag and depicted her as Prime Suspect's detective Jane Tennison and in her ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
John Bishop immortalised at Blackpool waxwork
Comedian John Bishop with his wax figure which was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images. «ITV News, Jul 15»
3
Kim Kardashian made into selfie-taking waxwork at Madame …
The dress, originally designed by her good friend Olivier Rousteing, along with the lifesize wax work took a total of four weeks and £150k to complete. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Ed Sheeran is impressed by his waxwork at Madame Tussauds …
Ed Sheeran looked pretty stunned when he came face to face with his waxwork at Madame Tussauds and couldn't help but take a selfie. The Don't hitmaker, ... «Mirror.co.uk, May 15»
5
David Cameron's waxwork given more 'grey hairs and lines' ahead …
The other's David Cameron's Madame Tussaud's waxwork, which has just been given a refreshing spruce ahead of the Queen's Speech this week, during which ... «The Independent, May 15»
6
Lionel Messi's waxwork unveiled in New York
A waxwork of Lionel Messi has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York, completing football's waxy holy trinity alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
7
Meet Lorde's super intense waxwork figure from Madame Tussauds
The Kiwi pop star's official Madame Tussauds Hollywood waxwork figure has been unveiled today - and the super intense wax statue was made with Lorde's ... «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
8
Olly Murs' Waxwork Is Unveiled At Madame Tussauds In Blackpool …
But that can't be said for Olly Murs' scarily realistic waxwork, which has just been unveiled by the man himself at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool. «Huffington Post UK, Mar 15»
9
Olly Murs poses for cheeky snap with his unfinished waxwork
Olly Murs is getting waxed. The Essex-born star is set to become a tourist attraction, with his own waxwork at Blackpool's Madame Tussauds. And to celebrate ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
10
Zlatan Ibrahimovic waxwork unveiled, Eiffel Tower replaced next?
Ibrahimovic, 33, came face-to-face with his life-sized likeness at the French capital's Musee Grevin, joining fellow footballers Thierry Henry, Zinedine Zidane and ... «ESPN FC, Feb 15»

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