Definition of set piece
- an offensive set piece that caught the enemy off guard
a movie with some lovely set pieces
She scored with a set piece.
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: a scene in a movie or play, an image in a painting, a piece of music, etc., that has a familiar style or pattern and that creates a particular and usually dramatic effect
: a carefully planned and performed group of movements in sports
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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