Anachronism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈnækrənɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word anachronism
Brit.  |əˈnakrəˌnɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word anachronism


- something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred (syn: misdating, mistiming)
- an artifact that belongs to another time
- a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age


The novel is full of anachronisms.

He's an old-fashioned politician who is seen by many of his colleagues as an anachronism.

The monarchy is something of an anachronism these days.

The film is full of anachronisms.

His painting style was seen as outdated and anachronistic.

Word forms

singular: anachronism
plural: anachronisms
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