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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Examples of timepiece in a Sentence

the only timepiece she used at the cabin was a garden sundial
Recent Examples on the Web Eastern time to hear Salomon discuss the timelessness of this unique timepiece. New York Times, "5 Things to Do This New Year’s Weekend," 31 Dec. 2020 Cartier timepiece is a style success that spans the ages. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "From Jackie O to Rihanna, the Ultimate Guide to Classic Style," 21 Dec. 2020 The timepiece is also 20 percent faster than the Series 5 and over two times brighter outdoors. Jessica Leigh Mattern, PEOPLE.com, "The New Apple Watch Series 6 Is Finally Here — and It’s the Most Colorful Smartwatch Yet," 19 Sep. 2020 The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 can make the holidays for a loved one who wants a smartwatch with a classic timepiece look. Jennifer Blair, chicagotribune.com, "The best 28 deals on a crucial weekend for holiday shopping," 5 Dec. 2020 Queen Elizabeth is never seen without a handbag tucked neatly under her arm–or a beautiful gold timepiece on her wrist. Jill Newman, Town & Country, "What the Royals' Favorite Watches Say About Them," 5 Dec. 2020 Two men approached and asked for the time before pulling a gun and making off with the victim’s Richard Mille timepiece, police said. chicagotribune.com, "Feds charge man in armed robbery of Kardashian pal Jonathan Cheban," 21 Nov. 2020 These collaborations are typically stamped with the retailer’s logo on the dial and can feature special colors, design details, complications, or finishings that are exclusive to that timepiece. Kristen Shirley, Bloomberg.com, "Chopard and Wempe Offer a Truly Limited Co-Branded Watch," 17 Nov. 2020 Porsche is also throwing in a special edition of the new 1919 Globetimer UTC timepiece from Porsche Design. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Matching Porsche and Private Jet are the Perfect Pair — for $10 Million," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of timepiece

1765, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2021

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“Timepiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timepiece. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce timepiece (audio)

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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