time·​piece | \ ˈtīm-ˌpēs How to pronounce timepiece (audio) \

Definition of timepiece

: a device (such as a clock or watch) to measure or show progress of time especially : one that does not chime

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Synonyms for timepiece


chronometer, clock, timekeeper, timer

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Examples of timepiece in a Sentence

the only timepiece she used at the cabin was a garden sundial

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Proving the point, clock fan Fritz eagerly explores John’s range of timepieces, including grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, and more. oregonlive, "‘American Pickers’ returns to the Northwest to visit ‘the clock king of Oregon’," 7 Sep. 2019 Body clocks are tricky timepieces, and tough to reset quickly, experts said. Chris Erskinecolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Jet-lagged from that long summer flight? Tips on reducing the fog and fatigue," 16 Aug. 2019 It’s also been used to make parts for final timepieces, such as the titanium case of the Panerai Pam 767 Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio, which boasts almost half the weight of a steel equivalent. Michael Clerizo, WSJ, "The Future of Watches: 3-D Printed Cases and Robot Horologists," 31 July 2018 Inside the restaurant, the thieves collected Tribunella’s Chopard silver timepiece, along with an assortment of other jewelry, phones and car keys. Marc Freeman, sun-sentinel.com, "Slaying of Boca restaurant manager shocked community in 2013. Trials for three men finally near.," 12 Sep. 2019 Odell Beckham will not remove his expensive timepiece for games. Conor Orr, SI.com, "What We Know About the Sexual Assault Accusations Against Antonio Brown," 10 Sep. 2019 Skagen: Get a new timepiece for as little as $49.99, no code necessary. Jacob Krol, Noelle Ike And Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Labor Day Sales 2019: Your A-Z guide to shop on Sunday," 1 Sep. 2019 Despite having one of the most extensive private watch collections in the world, parting with any of his rare timepieces is always a bittersweet moment for Altieri. Fortune, "The Future of Auctions Might Rely on Luxury Items," 31 Aug. 2019 This year’s theme centers on the concept of time, with several representations of timepieces or artworks from far in the past. Faith E. Pinho, latimes.com, "Pageant of the Masters preview transports viewers through time," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of timepiece

1765, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of timepiece

formal : a clock or watch


time·​piece | \ ˈtīm-ˌpēs How to pronounce timepiece (audio) \

Kids Definition of timepiece

: a device (as a clock or watch) to measure the passing of time

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