Definition of chamber of horrors in English:

chamber of horrors

Syllabification: cham·ber of hor·rors


  • An exhibit containing such gruesome displays as instruments or scenes of torture or execution.
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    • He has marked him out with an arrow, as if this clenched and tortured image was an exhibit in the artist's chamber of horrors.
    • Over the years, commentators have compared Dr. Koch to a sorcerer, butcher and torturer in his chamber of horrors.
    • Once inside, we walked through the Hollywood party scene, then through history and politics, eventually reaching the chamber of horrors, which must be the big draw here.


mid 19th century: from the name given to a room in Madame Tussaud's waxworks exhibition in London.

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