Today's Word "anachronism"

Something in the wrong historical period on

Published in Vocabulary

anachronism \uh-NAK-ruh-niz-uhm\ (noun) - 1 : The error of placing a person, object, custom, or event in the wrong historical period. 2 : A person, thing, or practice that does not belong in a time period.

"The historical drama, set in the seventeenth century, was utterly spoiled for Terry due to the many anachronisms present in both the decor and costumes."


From French anachronisme, from Latin anachronismus, from Greek anakhronismos, from ana-, (backwards) + khronos (time).



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