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 Today, having reimagined the traditional mechanical watch as a luxury timepiece and having built a huge industry on the back of it, Swiss brands are engaged in a whole new arms race among themselves. Alex Doak, Wired, 30 Dec. 2021 The hunt for a million-dollar timepiece that disappeared. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2021 Louis Vuitton High Jewelry necklace, price upon request, and Louis Vuitton dress, $3,450, louisvuitton.com. Buckle up in an oversize timepiece or a major necklace for a fun ride. WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 The timepiece, which dropped in September, comes with all of the latest features and upgrades, like a bigger watchface, a more durable crack-resistant case, and faster charging. Jessica Leigh Mattern, PEOPLE.com, 23 Nov. 2021 Even without its original box or papers, the gorgeous timepiece, which shows each of its 66 years of age in the best way possible, still carries an asking price of over half a million dollars. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 18 Nov. 2021 Around 1905, the Gilded Age tycoon commissioned the English firm J. Player & Son to create the timepiece. Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2021 The sun crossing the sky or a watch hand traveling around the face of a timepiece links one moment to the next. Charlotte Kent, Wired, 30 Nov. 2021 The timepiece has a water resistance of up to 30 meters and is fitted with a black leather alligator strap lined with calfskin. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of timepiece

1765, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Timepiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timepiece. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of timepiece

: 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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