Word + Quiz: anachronistic

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Word + Quiz: anachronistic

: chronologically misplaced

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The word anachronistic has appeared in 65 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on July 17 in “How Can ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Upstage the Movie? With 70 Songs” by Sopan Deb:

From the outset, “Moulin Rouge” was a jukebox musical with a difference.

The Moulin Rouge itself is a storied Parisian venue that has gone through many incarnations — cabaret, theater, music hall — since its founding in the late-19th century. The movie’s master stroke was to tell a tragic turn-of-the-century love story through alternate renditions of anachronistic pop songs.

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