Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: Wun¦der|kam¦mer
Pronunciation: /ˈvʊndəˌkamə
, ˈvʊndɐˌkamɐ/

Definition of Wunderkammer in English:

noun (plural Wunderkammern /-ˌkaməːn, -ˌkaməɐn/)

A place where a collection of curiosities and rarities is exhibited.
Example sentences
  • The near randomness of this collection recalls the ‘premuseum’ Wunderkammer.
  • I took it as a Wunderkammer, a cabinet of curiosities.
  • Go and see it if you can, it is a true Wunderkammer.


German, literally 'wonder chamber'.

Definition of Wunderkammer in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Noel
Pronunciation: nəʊˈɛl