Definition of set piece noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    set piece

    BrE BrE//ˌset ˈpiːs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌset ˈpiːs//
    Producing a play
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  1. 1a part of a play, film/movie, piece of music, etc. that has a well-known pattern or style, and is used to create a particular effect The play contained all kinds of theatrical set pieces. See related entries: Producing a play
  2. 2a move in a sports game that is well planned and practised to score from a set piece
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: set piece