Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a museum; especially, full of antiquities or memorabilia

Etymologies

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museum +‎ -like

Examples

  • The ground floor consists of a series of museumlike ordened spaces, offering varying views of the lake and the surroundings.

    Villa Röling by Paul de Ruiter

  • Indeed, despite its museumlike atmosphere, the White House remains a home.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • After you enter (adult admission: $19.95), the first thing you'll encounter is the very un-museumlike 85-foot-high "Sky Church."

    Seattle's Purple Haze

  • A boy and girl in one of the murals sat in a booth with ice-cream sundaes and frosty glasses of water and long-handled spoons for the sundaes and the scene was not contrived to be charming but was close to documentary in tone and the whole place was a little museumlike, I thought, with time compressed and objects arrayed of evolutionary interest.

    Underworld

  • Tsimmis In this museumlike Jewish restaurant, every nook and cranny is filled with doodads evoking Russian shtetl life.

    Tip Sheet

  • She was mostly recovered from her unpleasant encounter with the Horrible Harry, and the hushed museumlike atmosphere of Landon House further soothed her nerves.

    Sonnet of the Sphinx

  • We're still dressing the same way we dressed, you know, 150 years ago for concerts, and the experience, a lot of it is museumlike and reverential, in a certain way.

    Marin Alsop Takes over Baltimore Symphony

  • Maud could see that woman in the filmy pastel dress back in New York, now separated from him, living her own life in her vast, museumlike Manhattan apartment, where she had a Life of Her Own as a painter or perhaps an editor with some literary sort of publisher.

    The End of the Pier

  • He passed through the museumlike arcade of pillars covered with historic photographs and moved down the corridor of classrooms.

    A Fine Red Rain

  • In the museumlike halls of the state Capitol, the granite gem of Wisconsin that for two weeks now has served as an elegant sleepover camp for a resilient band of protesters, the indoor street theater was continuing into another Monday morning.

    NYT > Home Page

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