retroscape

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

retro- +‎ -scape

Noun[edit]

retroscape (plural retroscapes)

  1. A landscape or setting filled with things from the past.
    • 2006, Stephen Brown, Consuming Books: The Marketing And Consumption of Literature (page 202)
      In Ireland, the Titanic is resurfacing once more, in a retroscape dedicated to the greatest new product failure in history.
    • 2008, Anna Haebich, Spinning the dream: assimilation in Australia 1950-1970 (page 8)
      Retro-assimilation has strong appeal in today's climate of social turmoil, transformation and global threats: we are irresistibly drawn to its retroscapes, its nostalgic memories of safer and simpler times.