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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





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