noun mon·tage \män-ˈtäzh, mōⁿ(n)-\

: a work of art that is made up of several different kinds of things (such as strips of newspaper, pictures, or pieces of wood)

: a mixture of different things

Full Definition of MONTAGE

:  the production of a rapid succession of images in a motion picture to illustrate an association of ideas
a :  a literary, musical, or artistic composite of juxtaposed more or less heterogeneous elements
b :  a composite picture made by combining several separate pictures
:  a heterogeneous mixture :  jumble <a montage of emotions>

Examples of MONTAGE

  1. a photographer who often uses montage in her pictures
  2. <my memories of the childhood trip are a montage of the sights, smells, and sounds of India>

Origin of MONTAGE

French, from monter to mount
First Known Use: 1929

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany



Definition of MONTAGE

transitive verb
:  to combine into or depict in a montage

First Known Use of MONTAGE


Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato


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