noncontemporary

adjective
non·​con·​tem·​po·​rary | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈtem-pə-ˌrer-ē How to pronounce noncontemporary (audio) , -ˌre-rē \

Definition of noncontemporary

: not contemporary: such as
a : not existing or occurring at the same time as another noncontemporary events
b : not of the present period noncontemporary art

Examples of noncontemporary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to showrunner Chris Van Dusen, the choice to sneakily drop contemporary music into the decidedly noncontemporary setting was meant to reflect Bridgerton's fresh take on the period romance genre as a whole. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of noncontemporary

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncontemporary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncontemporary. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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