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 : a picture consisting predominantly of inanimate objects
2 : the category of graphic arts concerned with inanimate subject matter
Examples of still life
an exhibit of still lifes
She prefers portraiture to still life.
First Known Use of still life
Rhymes with still life
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