Simple Definition of collage
: a work of art that is made by attaching pieces of different materials (such as paper, cloth, or wood) to a flat surface
: the art or method of making collages
: a collection of different things
Full Definition of collage
1 a : an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface b : a creative work that resembles such a composition in incorporating various materials or elements <the album is a collage of several musical styles>
2 : the art of making collages
3 : hodgepodge <a collage of ideas>
4 : a work (as a film) having disparate scenes in rapid succession without transitions
Examples of collage
We made collages in art class.
an artist known for her use of collage
The album is a collage of several musical styles.
Origin of collage
French, literally, gluing, from coller to glue, from colle glue, from Vulgar Latin *colla, from Greek kolla
First Known Use: 1919
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