Definition of collage
1a : an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface cut pictures from magazines to make a collageb : a creative work that resembles such a composition in incorporating various materials or elements the album is a collage of several musical styles
2 : the art of making collages an artist known for her use of collage
3 : hodgepodge a collage of ideas
4 : a work (as a film) having disparate scenes in rapid succession without transitions
collagistplay \-ˈlä-zhist\ noun
Examples of collage in a sentence
We made collages in art class.
an artist known for her use of collage
The album is a collage of several musical styles.
Origin and Etymology of collage
French, literally, gluing, from coller to glue, from colle glue, from Vulgar Latin *colla, from Greek kolla
First Known Use: 1919
COLLAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of collage for English Language Learners
: a work of art that is made by attaching pieces of different materials (such as paper, cloth, or wood) to a flat surface
: the art or method of making collages
: a collection of different things
COLLAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of collage for Students
: a work of art made by gluing pieces of different materials to a flat surface
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