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period piece

n
(Art Terms) 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

pe′riod piece`


n.
something, as a novel, painting, or building, of interest or value primarily because it evokes a period of history.
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Noun1.period piece - any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical periodperiod piece - any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period
work of art - art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)
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period piece

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But the three way girl singing is cool, and it's a great period piece from a time when bands were doing a lot of strange stuff musically and testing the water.