time warp


Definition of time warp

: an anomaly, discontinuity, or suspension held to occur in the progress of time

Other Words from time warp

time-warp \ ˈtīm-​ˌwȯrp How to pronounce time warp (audio) \ or time-warped \ ˈtīm-​ˌwȯrpt How to pronounce time warp (audio) \ adjective

Examples of time warp in a Sentence

Walking into the castle was like entering a time warp.
Recent Examples on the Web More than nostalgia though, SNL Hosts Introducing the Musical Guest has proven to be a perfect internet time warp. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 12 Oct. 2021 The Masked Singer got in the Halloween spirit Wednesday by doing the time warp. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, 20 Oct. 2021 But as the reports on the Bild investigation suggest, the company’s workplace culture may be stuck in a time warp. New York Times, 17 Oct. 2021 The series in set in a distant future and follows a cop in the French city of Briest who discovers a time warp while studying a reconstructed VR crime scene and is able to communicate with his lost love who died long ago. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 8 Oct. 2021 Aliens cause a mega time warp during first contact in this award-winning sci-fi film. Cecilia Nowell, Marie Claire, 21 Sep. 2021 Illustrating that message with a cartoon image of an Indian sending smoke signals perpetuates the stereotype that Native Americans are stuck in a time warp, when in fact many tribes are technologically savvy. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 For 45 years after World War II, the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways soldiered on in a time warp. Ben Jones, CNN, 25 July 2021 What starts as a mysterious time warp through the decades of TV history is revealed to be a poignant exploration of loss and grief capable of captivating viewers beyond the Marvel faithful. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of time warp

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of time warp was in 1954

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26 Nov 2021

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“Time warp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20warp. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of time warp

: a feeling, state, or place in which time seems to stop, go backward, etc.


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