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period piece

Syllabification: pe·ri·od piece

Definition of period piece in English:

noun

An object or work that is set in or strongly reminiscent of an earlier historical period.
Example sentences
  • Visitors are also treated to a two-floor museum containing original and period pieces and over 10,000 historic objects.
  • Mostly short, the essays range from period pieces to recent history writing, from the dry to the witty, and from overviews to precise accounts.
  • If you enjoy historical or period pieces, then this is definitely something you would enjoy.

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