Definition of Period piece

1. Noun. Any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period.

Generic synonyms: Work Of Art

Definition of Period piece

1. Noun. A work of art or drama which evokes a particular historical era ¹

2. Noun. A work which evokes the era in which it was produced, but may not have any other especial features ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Period Piece

perineuronal satellite
perinuclear cataract
perinuclear space
period doubling
period of play
period of time
period piece (current term)
period pieces
periodic acid
periodic acid Schiff reaction
periodic apnea of the newborn
periodic arthralgia
periodic biopolymer

Literary usage of Period piece

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1. Estonia and the Estonians by Toivo U. Raun (2001)
"... although troubled by schizophrenia, was by far the most gifted poet. In prose, the typical period piece of the national awakening era was Jakob ..."

2. Principles of Economics by Nikolaas Gerard Pierson (1902)
"Suppose, now,—we do not know the exact figures,—that within that period piece rates had fallen in the proportion of 285 to 100: even then wages would have ..."

3. The Papacy and the Levant (1204-1571). by Kenneth M. Setton (1984)
"... Storia del Concilio di Trente, Rome and Turin, 1869, a sort of period piece which appeared a few months before the opening of the First Vatican Council, ..."

4. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
"... reads in large part like a period piece. That scene he populated with a whole gallery of persons who are enduring memorials to familiar American types: ..."

5. The Works of John C. Calhoun by John Caldwell Calhoun, Richard Kenner Crallé (1888)
"... paper well secured, with interest; while we have been selling, through all the intermediate period, piece by piece of our best land, at a heavy expense. ..."

6. He Usually Lived with a Female: The Life of a California Newspaperman by George Garrigues (2006)
"Then, too, there is the fact that so many years have intervened so that what was once a contemporary story has become a period piece -- a costume piece ..."

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