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[shoh-pleys] /ˈʃoʊˌpleɪs/
an estate, mansion, or the like, usually open to the public, renowned for its beauty, excellent design and workmanship, historical interest, etc.
any house, building, office, etc., that is beautifully furnished and is considered of flawless taste:
His home was a showplace.
Origin of showplace
1570-80; show + place Unabridged
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  • The leading edge of all this is the showplace manors of the rich and gadget-mad.
  • It is a gracefully sited monument, and a showplace that flatters almost all the art placed inside it.
  • The factory is considered a showplace for efforts to end widespread employment discrimination.
  • Previous owners had developed the site into a horticultural showplace.
  • It has a beautiful host site and the campground is a real showplace.
British Dictionary definitions for showplace


a place exhibited or visited for its beauty, historic interest, etc
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