Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

composition

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of composition

  1. 1 a literary, musical, or artistic production <the compositions of Michelangelo include the dome of St. Peter's, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and his monumental statue of David> Synonyms number, opus, piece, work Related Words classic, magnum opus, masterpiece, pièce de résistance, showpiece; model, outline, sketch; étude; canon, corpus, oeuvre

  2. 2 a short piece of writing done as a school exercise <a teacher who is fond of having her class write compositions> Synonyms paper, theme Related Words article, essay, story

  3. 3 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged <student photographers learn the importance of composition in creating striking images> Synonyms arrangement, configuration, constellation, design, form, format, getup, layout, makeup, ordonnance, pattern Related Words motif, theme

  4. 4 a short piece of writing typically expressing a point of view <submitted a composition to the local newspaper for its special section marking Martin Luther King Day> Synonyms article, essay, paper, themeRelated Words causerie; column, commentary, editorial, feature, report, review, write-up; dissertation, thesis; tract, treatise; discourse, discussion, exposition, prolegomenon, study





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up composition? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ