Cynosure (noun)

  1. A person or thing that is the center of attention or admiration.
  2. A person or thing that is the object of general attention; an object of general interest or admiration.

Origin:

Mid 16th century: from greek kunosoura, from ku┼Źn "dog" + oura "tail", from the constellation ursa minor, the little bear, which contains the north star.

Examples:

  1. She was the cynosure of all eyes at the party.
  2. He was the cynosure of the audience during his speech.
  3. The new car was the cynosure of the showroom.
  4. The bride was the cynosure of the wedding ceremony.
  5. The statue was the cynosure of the park.
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