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period piece

noun

: something (such as a play, a movie, or a piece of furniture) that is from, set in, or typical of a particular time in history

Full Definition of PERIOD PIECE

:  a work (as of literature, art, furniture, cinema, or music) whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period

First Known Use of PERIOD PIECE

1940

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