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steampunk

[steem-puhngk] /ˈstimˌpʌŋk/
noun
1.
a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world.
2.
a subculture inspired by this literary and film subgenre:
the fashions and gadgets of steampunk.
Also, steam punk, steam-punk.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90; modeled on cyberpunk
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Examples from the web for steampunk
  • As you stare at the heart, what's striking is that it looks so rugged and industrial, almost steampunk.
  • These characters live in a steampunk-inspired world of robotic butlers, clumsy automatons, and rudimentary mechanical devices.
  • These characters live in a steampunk-inspired world of robotic butlers, clumsy automatons, and rudimentary mechanical devices.
  • The steampunk theme is great and carries over to the timer, move counters, and menu screens.
  • The steampunk genre of science fiction has adopted the zeppelin as something of a mascot.
  • Fantasy steampunk settings abound in tabletop and computer roleplaying games.
Contemporary definitions for steampunk
noun

a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power; also written steam-punk

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