companion piece


Definition of companion piece

: a work (as of literature) that is associated with and complements another

Examples of companion piece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 600-pound butter cow will have another companion piece, a relief that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ye Old Mill. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 The show is created by Tony McNamara, best known for writing The Favourite (which is a perfect tonal companion piece). Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 14 July 2022 When the Tedeschi Trucks Band hits Mobile and Tuscaloosa on June 25 and 26, the fans on hand will be among the first to hear live performances from an astoundingly ambitious companion piece to a pillar of classic rock. al, 16 June 2022 This post and its companion piece tries to unpack the responses. Cathy Huyghe, Forbes, 2 May 2022 More on their story in the companion piece to this one. Cathy Huyghe, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Claire Foy and Paul Bettany star in this companion piece to the 2018 miniseries A Very English Scandal, playing a couple whose divorce causes a significant public stir. Tim Chan, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2022 Kore-eda describes Broker as a companion piece to Shoplifters, with the two films sharing a thematic interest in social outcasts who come together to form unconventional families. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 May 2022 Anyone looking for a companion piece to The Dropout should probably consider this miniseries charting the rise and fall of WeWork. Keith Phipps, Rolling Stone, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of companion piece

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of companion piece was in 1844

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13 Aug 2022

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“Companion piece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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