mon·​tage | \ män-ˈtäzh How to pronounce montage (audio) , mōⁿ(n)- \

Definition of montage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the production of a rapid succession of images in a motion picture to illustrate an association of ideas
2a : a literary, musical, or artistic composite (see composite entry 2 sense 1) of juxtaposed more or less heterogeneous elements
b : a composite picture made by combining several separate pictures
3 : a heterogeneous mixture : jumble a montage of emotions a montage of sounds


montaged; montaging

Definition of montage (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to combine into or depict in a montage

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Examples of montage in a Sentence

Noun a photographer who often uses montage in her pictures my memories of the childhood trip are a montage of the sights, smells, and sounds of India
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Wizards played a video montage in tribute to Wall during a first-quarter timeout that highlighted Wall’s charitable efforts in Washington, which have continued since the trade. Ben Nuckols, Chron, "Bradley Beal outduels ex-teammate John Wall, Wizards top Rockets," 16 Feb. 2021 The Wizards played a video montage in tribute to Wall during a first-quarter timeout that highlighted Wall's charitable efforts in Washington, which have continued since the trade. Ben Nuckols, Star Tribune, "Beal outduels ex-teammate Wall, Wizards top Rockets 131-119," 15 Feb. 2021 Defense lawyers played a montage of Democrats using fiery rhetoric similar to Trump’s and showed Democrats acting in support of the summer social justice protests that left more than two dozen people dead and many cities burned and vandalized. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Senate convenes for final day of impeachment trial and vote on Trump's guilt inciting Capitol attack," 13 Feb. 2021 Sharing her baby news back in October, the model posted an intimate video montage directed by her friend and Girls creator Lena Dunham, showcasing the first days of her pregnancy. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski Shares a Glowing Throwback Selfie from the Day She Found Out She Was Pregnant," 23 Dec. 2020 Ellen DeGeneres shared a montage video of Swift's appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to celebrate the singer. Eric Todisco,, "Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid and More Celebrate Taylor Swift on Her 31st Birthday: 'I Love You Evermore'," 13 Dec. 2020 Cue the falling-in-love montage sequence: such a common thing, in movies, but uncommonly lovely here. Jason Kehe, Wired, "The Wanting Mare Is the Most Visual Fantasy in Recent Memory," 12 Feb. 2021 One long defense team montage showed Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat and former presidential candidate, promising and pledging to fight in a series of different public appearances. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Impeachment trial barrels toward Saturday acquittal of Trump," 12 Feb. 2021 The Naperville Public Library is inviting people to take a photograph at one of the Dr. Seuss statues at the three library branches for a holiday social media montage and a video greeting card being sent to local adult living communities., "Naperville News Digest: Santa posing for photos at NaperLights display; Wehrli awards $3M grant to Little Friends; cops write nearly 80 tickets during campaign," 7 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The residences will be similar to Montage Residences. Orange County Register, "Montage International debuts Pendry hotel brand with more on the way," 20 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of montage


1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for montage


French, from monter to mount

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The first known use of montage was in 1929

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3 Mar 2021

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“Montage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of montage

: a work of art that is made up of several different kinds of things (such as strips of newspaper, pictures, or pieces of wood)
: a mixture of different things

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