Definition of juxtaposition
: the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side often to compare or contrast or to create an interesting effect an unusual juxtaposition of colors; also : the state of being so placed contrasting shapes placed in juxtaposition to each other
juxtapositionalplay \ˌjək-stə-pə-ˈzish-nəl, -ˈzi-shə-nəl\ adjective
Recent Examples of juxtaposition from the web
No less interesting are the curators’ juxtapositions of various artists in galleries devoted to themes that are engaging, if not necessarily persuasive.
Yet such jarring juxtapositions add to the opera’s ominous allure.
The juxtaposition of the two players was inescapable Wednesday afternoon.
The juxtaposition did not sit well with Oren Falkowitz, a former analyst at the National Security Agency.
At the close of the 19th century, this juxtaposition was merely funny.
And, just outside on the front lawn, Zürcher's own untitled sculptural design—a series of tear-drop metal pieces influenced by fossils—is used as a wedding gazebo and serves as cool juxtaposition with the half-wheeled wooden shapes.
The outsize visions Musk entertains make an odd juxtaposition with his manner, which is soft-spoken, precise, and, above all, considered.
The odd juxtapositions, the sense of delicious decay, the warmth and easiness are appealingly unique in their combination.
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Origin and Etymology of juxtaposition
Latin juxta near + English position — more at joust
First Known Use: 1654
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