non·​con·​tem·​po·​rary ˌnän-kən-ˈtem-pə-ˌrer-ē How to pronounce noncontemporary (audio)
: not contemporary: such as
: not existing or occurring at the same time as another
noncontemporary events
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncontemporary was in 1835

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“Noncontemporary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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