period piece


period piece

period piece Word Origin noun

  1. something, as a novel, painting, or building, of interest or value primarily because it evokes or epitomizes a particular period of history.

Origin of period piece First recorded in 1925–30 British Dictionary definitions for period piece period piece noun

  1. an object, a piece of music, a play, etc, valued for its quality of evoking a particular historical period: often one regarded as of little except historical interest

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