time·​piece ˈtīm-ˌpēs How to pronounce timepiece (audio)
: a device (such as a clock or watch) to measure or show progress of time
especially : one that does not chime

Examples of timepiece in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of timepiece was in 1765

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“Timepiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timepiece. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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time·​piece ˈtīm-ˌpēs How to pronounce timepiece (audio)
: a device (as a clock or watch) to measure time

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