UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwækswɜːrk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈwæksˌwɝk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wakswûrk′)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
wax•work /ˈwæksˌwɜrk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a life-size wax figure of a person.
  2. waxworks, a wax museum.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
wax•work  (wakswûrk′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a figure, ornament, or other object made of wax, or esp. the life-size effigy of a person.
  2. Plant Biologythe bittersweet, Celastrus scandens.
waxwork′er, n. 
  • wax1 + work 1690–1700

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
waxwork /ˈwæksˌwɜːk/ n
  1. an object reproduced in wax, esp as an ornament
  2. a life-size lifelike figure, esp of a famous person, reproduced in wax
  3. (plural; functioning as singular or plural) a museum or exhibition of wax figures or objects

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