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museum Line breaks: mu¦seum
Pronunciation: /mjuːˈzɪəm/

Definition of museum in English:


A building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited: [as name]: the Museum of Modern Art the museum is noted for its fine fossil collection [as modifier]: a museum curator figurative it is difficult to avoid the feeling that the city is now a living museum
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  • Yet public interest in visiting such museums and historical sites is not always so keen.
  • Often the museums are set in buildings that have as much interest as the things they contain.
  • The software will be of interest to schools and museums, as well as town planners.


Early 17th century (denoting a university building, specifically one erected at Alexandria by Ptolemy Soter): via Latin from Greek mouseion 'seat of the Muses', based on mousa 'muse'.

Words that rhyme with museum

athenaeum, atheneum, coliseum, Liam, lyceum, mausoleum, peritoneum, propylaeum, Te Deum
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