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period piece

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
something such as a book or a film that is very old-fashioned, often in a way that is funny to people now
Translations of “period piece”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常令現代人覺得可笑的)過時之作…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常令现代人觉得可笑的)过时之作…
(Definition of period piece from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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