- period piece
- period piecesN-COUNTA period piece is a play, book, or film that is set at a particular time in history and describes life at that time.
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Period piece — is phrase that is used to describe creative works.UsageettingIn the performing arts, a period piece is a work set in a particular era. This informal term covers all countries, all periods and all genres. It may be as long and general as the… … Wikipedia
period piece — n 1.) an old piece of furniture or work of art ▪ a house furnished with period pieces 2.) a film, play, book etc whose story takes place during a particular period in history ▪ a period piece based on a book by E.M. Forster … Dictionary of contemporary English
period piece — n. 1. a painting, piece of furniture, novel, etc. considered typical of the period in which it was created; often, specif., one regarded as being of mere historical interest and without lasting artistic merit 2. a novel, film, etc. set in an… … English World dictionary
period piece — ► NOUN ▪ an object or work that is set in or reminiscent of an earlier historical period … English terms dictionary
period piece — period ,piece noun count an object or work of art that is typical of the style of an earlier time, especially one that seems old fashioned … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
period piece — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms period piece : singular period piece plural period pieces an object or work of art that is typical of the style of an earlier time, especially one that seems old fashioned … English dictionary
period piece — noun (C) 1 something that was very modern when it was first made, written etc, but now seems old fashioned 2 a typical example of something, such as a piece of furniture or work of art, from a particular period in history … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
period piece — pe′riod piece n. something, as a novel, painting, or building, of interest or value primarily because it evokes a period of history … From formal English to slang
period piece — noun Date: 1940 a work (as of literature, art, furniture, cinema, or music) whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period … New Collegiate Dictionary
period piece — something, as a novel, painting, or building, of interest or value primarily because it evokes or epitomizes a particular period of history. [1925 30] * * * … Universalium