[ tahym-pees ]
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  1. an apparatus for measuring and recording the progress of time; chronometer.

  2. a clock or a watch.

Origin of timepiece

First recorded in 1755–65; time + piece

Words Nearby timepiece

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How to use timepiece in a sentence

  • She dashed the timepiece which he had put into her hand with such force on the floor that it flew into a hundred pieces.

    Black Diamonds | Mr Jkai
  • The timepiece is an innovation of comparatively recent days.

    Chats on Household Curios | Fred W. Burgess
  • He drew out a silver timepiece and consulted it with grave deliberation.

    The Range Boss | Charles Alden Seltzer
  • In the tower of the castle was a clock, and this clock was a realistic timepiece, whose fingers moved and told the hour.

    The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett
  • This done, she looked at the timepiece on the mantelshelf, saw it was one o'clock, and sat down to recover her breath.

    There and Back | George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for timepiece


/ (ˈtaɪmˌpiːs) /

  1. any of various devices, such as a clock, watch, or chronometer, which measure and indicate time

  2. a device which indicates the time but does not strike or otherwise audibly mark the hours

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