conversation piece

conversation piece
   or conversation galante
   A portrait of a group of earnest people. "Conversation galante" is the original and French form of this term, often equivalent to or a variant of the fête galante, made popular by Watteau.

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  • conversation piece — n. 1. a type of genre painting, popular in the 18th cent., which shows a group of people in an appropriate setting 2. something, as an unusual article of furniture, that attracts attention or invites comment …   English World dictionary

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  • conversation piece — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms conversation piece : singular conversation piece plural conversation pieces an interesting or unusual object that attracts attention and makes people start talking about it …   English dictionary

  • Conversation Piece — Infobox Song Name =Conversation Piece Border = Caption = Type =B side of The Prettiest Star Artist =David Bowie alt Artist = Album = Published = Released =6 March 1970 Recorded = Genre = Length =3:05 Writer =David Bowie Label =Mercury Producer… …   Wikipedia

  • conversation piece — {n.} Something that interests people and makes them talk about it; something that looks unusual, comical, or strange. * /Uncle Fred has a glass monkey on top of his piano that he keeps for a conversation piece./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • conversation piece — {n.} Something that interests people and makes them talk about it; something that looks unusual, comical, or strange. * /Uncle Fred has a glass monkey on top of his piano that he keeps for a conversation piece./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • conversation\ piece — noun Something that interests people and makes them talk about it; something that looks unusual, comical, or strange. Uncle Fred has a glass monkey on top of his piano that he keeps for a conversation piece …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Conversation Piece (musical) — Conversation Piece Noël Coward, Louis Hayward and Yvonne Printemps Music Noël Coward Lyrics Noël Coward Productions …   Wikipedia

  • Conversation Piece (disambiguation) — Conversation Piece may refer to: conversation piece, an informal group portrait in painting Conversation Piece (musical) by Noel Coward (1934) Conversation Piece (song), by David Bowie (1970) Conversation Piece (film), 1974 Italian film This… …   Wikipedia

  • Conversation Piece (song) — Conversation Piece B side of The Prettiest Star by David Bowie Released 6 March 1970 Length 3:05 Label Mercury Writer …   Wikipedia

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