jux·​ta·​posed | \ ˈjək-stə-ˌpōzd How to pronounce juxtaposed (audio) \

Definition of juxtaposed

: placed side by side : being in juxtaposition

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adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. adjacent may or may not imply contact but always implies absence of anything of the same kind in between. a house with an adjacent garage adjoining definitely implies meeting and touching at some point or line. had adjoining rooms at the hotel contiguous implies having contact on all or most of one side. offices in all 48 contiguous states juxtaposed means placed side by side especially so as to permit comparison and contrast. a skyscraper juxtaposed to a church

Examples of juxtaposed in a Sentence

the juxtaposed photographs of the country's richest and poorest areas are a telling commentary on inequality

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With its use of a sleazy master of ceremonies (portrayed by Joel Grey), the musical juxtaposed its raunchy nightclub numbers with the stories of people living in Berlin as the Nazis rose to power in the 1930s. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dies at 91," 31 July 2019 With its use of a sleazy master of ceremonies (portrayed by Joel Grey), the musical juxtaposed its raunchy nightclub numbers with the stories of people living in Berlin as the Nazis rose to power in the 1930s. NBC News, "Hal Prince, Broadway director and producer with record 21 Tony Awards, is dead," 31 July 2019 Black-and-white and color images, saturated with the reds and blues of Haiti’s national flag, are juxtaposed, creating intriguing visual dialogues and rhymes. Joshua Jelly-schapiro, The New York Review of Books, "Picturing Haiti’s Freemasons," 2 June 2018 And in 2005, Chanel was the subject of a Costume Institute exhibition that juxtaposed period pieces with Lagerfeld’s creations. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Legendary Designer Karl Lagerfeld Has Died," 19 Feb. 2019 The grainy black-and-white visuals paired with retro duds send viewers into a juxtaposed blast to the past. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Bhad Bhabie Gets a Retro Makeover With 'Gucci Flip Flops' Music Video: Watch," 1 May 2018 In the following decades, Mr. Posen has turned to making more abstract paintings as well as taking photographs and exhibiting them as juxtaposed pairs. New York Times, "Stephen Posen Knows How to Fashion a Line. So Does His Son.," 1 May 2018 Two juxtaposed photographs illustrate the arbitrary nature of those endeavors. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction Chronicles: The Intoxicating Attraction of the Abyss," 8 June 2018 Because of their isolated nature, the storms that developed Saturday and Sunday were made more photogenic juxtaposed to clear blue sky and sunshine. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Beautiful photos of our semi-stormy weekend," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of juxtaposed

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for juxtaposed

see juxtapose

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The first known use of juxtaposed was in 1862

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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