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set piece

noun as in piece of scenery; formal work of art

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Each new track crashes into the action to ensure that every scene carries enough energy to turn it into a set piece of its own—a trick that makes that long running time speed by.

The real joy of the film, of course, is in its set pieces, which relish the extravaganzas of gore with which Snyder first made a name for himself.

The Americans were not very good on set pieces and conceded a counterattacking goal.

Mission statements about racial justice and prompt responses to current events are also important, but they must be more than set pieces.

“Cyberpunk 2077” is exciting, often dialing up the action as high as possible during fun set pieces, like when you infiltrate a swanky hotel or a crowded parade.

It opens with a bombastic set piece, but it was far less compelling than many of the little, dialogue-driven conflicts that arose.

These big, set-piece events shove the royalty in their face.

This is going to be another high-testosterone showdown set piece.

Those were the set-piece questions of what used to be called classical education.

And the immigration set piece seems potentially quite staggering.

In the meantime, the trees line the avenues in skeleton rows, like a pyrotechnic set-piece before it is ignited.

There is contrast enough, but he contrasts set-piece with set-piece, scene with scene, not act with act.

The on-set piece and facing may be cut from one piece, but the fitting is more troublesome.

At the last set piece there was a tremendous shout of "Long live the King!"

There was an impression that a set piece had been prepared, and that this was its beginning.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to set piece, such as: scenery, tableau, ceremony, and stage set.

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