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montage

noun mon·tage \ män-ˈtäzh , mōⁿ(n)- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of montage

1 :the production of a rapid succession of images in a motion picture to illustrate an association of ideas
2 a :a literary, musical, or artistic composite (see 2composite 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

Examples of montage in a Sentence

  1. a photographer who often uses montage in her pictures

  2. my memories of the childhood trip are a montage of the sights, smells, and sounds of India

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Origin and Etymology of montage

French, from monter to mount

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montage

verb

Definition of montage

montaged; montaging
transitive verb
:to combine into or depict in a montage

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First Known Use of montage

1944

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MONTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

montage

noun

Definition of montage for English Language Learners

  • : 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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