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still life

noun

Simple Definition of still life

  • : a painting, drawing, etc., of a carefully arranged group of objects (such as flowers and fruit); also : the art or activity of making still lifes

Full Definition of still life

plural still lifes

  1. 1 :  a picture consisting predominantly of inanimate objects

  2. 2 :  the category of graphic arts concerned with inanimate subject matter

Examples of still life

  1. an exhibit of still lifes

  2. She prefers portraiture to still life.



1695

First Known Use of still life

1695


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