collage

noun
col·​lage | \ kə-ˈläzh How to pronounce collage (audio) , kȯ-, kō-\

Definition of collage

1a : an artistic composition made of various materials (such as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface cut pictures from magazines to make a collage
b : 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 (such as a film) having disparate scenes in rapid succession without transitions

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Other Words from collage

collage transitive verb
collagist \ kə-​ˈlä-​zhist How to pronounce collagist (audio) , kȯ-​ , kō-​ \ 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.
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Anne's brother Prince Andrew posted a collage of four photographs on Instagram in honor of his sister. Sarah Madaus, Town & Country, "The Royal Family Celebrates Princess Anne's Birthday With Well-Wishes on Instagram," 15 Aug. 2019 The cover was re-purposed six other times in Sports Illustrated history, including as part of a collage (twice) and four times as the lead image -- most recently on the Aug. 11, 2014 issue celebrating 60 years. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sixty five years ago, Sports Illustrated produced its first issue with a photo of Milwaukee on the cover," 16 Aug. 2019 In Seoung Woo Kim’s digital collages, orbs of light dance around sourced portraits of comfort women who are transported to modern contexts. Lila Seidman, Glendale News-Press, "Down the street from vandalized comfort-women statue is an exhibit honoring the women," 1 Aug. 2019 In this series of nine paintings, inspired by elements of collage and found image, Sanchez explores tropes of Latino masculinity as well as the blurry dividing line between the Mexican and the American. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: Jasmine Little etches the history of art into contemporary ceramics," 18 July 2019 In this series of nine new paintings, inspired by elements of collage and found image, Sanchez explores tropes of Latino masculinity as well as the blurry dividing line between the Mexican and the American. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: At the Getty, one of Gordon Parks’ most controversial photographic series," 11 July 2019 Coconut is the backdrop — of this collage and of the cuisine itself. Bill Addison, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Seek out Sri Lankan hoppers and fish curry at Apey Kade in Tarzana," 20 June 2019 With its collage-like framework, the series wonderfully interrogates the canyons and summits of black womanhood. Wired, "A Black Lady Sketch Show," 2 Aug. 2019 The former Sunderland man has been through a full collage of emotions during his time at Anfield. SI.com, "Simon Mignolet: Why Liverpool Seriously Need to Upgrade Their Number Two Keeper," 28 July 2019

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First Known Use of collage

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for collage

French, literally, gluing, from coller to glue, from colle glue, from Vulgar Latin *colla, from Greek kolla

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The first known use of collage was in 1919

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collage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of collage

: 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

noun
col·​lage | \ kə-ˈläzh How to pronounce collage (audio) \

Kids Definition of collage

: a work of art made by gluing pieces of different materials to a flat surface

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