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conversation piecenoun [C]

 us   /ˌkɑn·vərˈseɪ·ʃən ˌpis/
an ​unusualobject that ​causespeople to ​starttalking
(Definition of conversation piece from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 可作话题的东西,谈资…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可作話題的東西,談資…
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