Definition of chamber of horrors in English:

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chamber of horrors

noun

A place of entertainment containing instruments or scenes of torture or execution.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from the name given to a room in Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition.

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