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


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 title was the license plate for her Porsche at the beginning of the Legally Blonde tribute in her aughts-era movie montage. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The True Story Behind Ariana Grande's New Hit, "7 Rings"," 18 Jan. 2019 Over the weekend, a montage of local-news anchors went viral. Luke Darby, GQ, "Sinclair Broadcasting’s Naked Propaganda Has Direct Ties to the White House," 2 Apr. 2018 From a piece on ESPN’s Undefeated, to two CNN columns, to an MSNBC segment, to a Boston Globe video montage, all implied or flat-out concluded sexism. Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "Media too quick to label U.S. Open umpire’s calls against Serena Williams as sexist," 11 Sep. 2018 Stewart said, showing a montage of Fox News personalities and administration officials. Melissa Locker, Time, "'We Will Prevail.' Jon Stewart Takes Over The Late Show to Speak Directly to Trump," 29 June 2018 Guests were handed red and blue baseball caps marking the occasion, the U.S. Marines presented their colors and a large video screen featured the American flag and a montage of Israeli and U.S. leaders meeting throughout the years. Washington Post, "US embassy jubilantly opens in Jerusalem as Gaza rages," 14 May 2018 In each of his three large prints, Matt Lipps visualizes a new physical or intellectual space through a montage of reproductions culled from reference books. Leah Ollman,, "Cut, folded, pasted: Photography takes a twist and turn in the Getty's 'Paper Play'," 24 Apr. 2018 Before the game, the Flyers showed a video montage of Eagles highlights, which included Doug Pederson’s locker-room speech following the stirring win over the Vikings to get to the Super Bowl. Ed Barkowitz,, "Flyers come out flat, lose to Senators in shootout," 3 Feb. 2018 An opening montage, for example, tells the backstory of the soon-to-be-deceased Peter Parker, which essentially establishes him as the Tobey Maguire iteration of the character from the Sam Raimi film trilogy. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is dazzling, hilarious, and unique," 14 Dec. 2018

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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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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to corrupt or become corrupted

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