Period and Time


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Period noun – An extent of time associated with a particular person or thing.
Usage example: the Romantic period in music

Time is a synonym for period in era topic. In some cases you can use "Time" instead a noun "Period", when it comes to topics like length, term, phase, moment. archaic substitute
Nearby Words: periodical, periodic, periodically
Synonyms for Period


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Time noun – An extent of time associated with a particular person or thing.
Usage example: back in my parents' time, families usually had only one car

Period is a synonym for time in era topic. You can use "Period" instead a noun "Time", if it concerns topics such as length, term, phase, moment. popular alternative
Nearby Words: timed, timely, timing, timeout, timeliness
Synonyms for Time

How words are described

good good period good time
full full period full time
best best period best time
long long period long time
Other adjectives: brief, short, certain, present, single, difficult, entire, wrong, final, limited, next, last, different, extended, longest, longer.

Both words in one sentence

  • I Got Bigger This trope describes characters who are seen for the first time after an extended period or time skip, and have grown a few inches up (or out, or both, or a LOT).
    Source: I Got Bigger
  • Music / T.M.Revolution Rummage Sale Reject: Not so much in recent years, but there was a period of time when he pretty much embodied this trope.
  • There was a magical period in time back a few years ago where some episodes could be found on YouTube.
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Time and Period. (2016). Retrieved 2019, October 15, from
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Time or Period. 2016. Accessed October 15, 2019.

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