period piece

noun

Definition of period piece

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

1909

First Known Use of period piece

1909


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period piece

noun

Definition of period piece for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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