mon·​tage | \män-ˈtäzh, 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

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

That blank wall over there becomes a photo montage, which is made up of pictures of your staff interacting with its customers. Tom Alexander,, "Five things you can do to improve diversity and inclusion at your company today, like right now, this moment," 5 July 2018 Spanish giants Real Madrid have released a unique video montage of Cristiano Ronaldo after it was confirmed that the Portugal international would join Juventus this summer., "VIDEO: Real Madrid Release Special Montage After Cristiano Ronaldo Completes Move to Juventus," 11 July 2018 Shapiro then shared a video montage featuring Mahoney's diverse body of work. Candace Jordan,, "Chris Rock, Kelsey Grammer add star power to Steppenwolf Theatre gala," 23 May 2018 In its flickering video montages, Trust paid homage to this side of Getty Jr. and Pol., "How Talitha Pol, The Dutch It-Girl Who Married Paul Getty Jr., Became An Enduring Icon Of The 1960s," 7 May 2018 Its centerpiece is a video montage of Democrats complaining about Comey’s treatment of Clinton, embellished with various pull quotes and social media share buttons. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The RNC’s new Lyin’ Comey website, explained," 12 Apr. 2018 Those closing credits also offer a montage of the elaborate aging process undergone by Irving and his teammates: prostheses and wigs and such. Mark Feeney,, "In ‘Uncle Drew,’ Kyrie dribbles, Kyrie shoots, Kyrie acts," 27 June 2018 Media: Carrollton Texas Police Department A police department is Northeast Texas poked fun at some of its officers in a new video featuring a montage of their slip-ups. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Texas police department showcases their best bloopers caught on camera," 12 July 2018 Tucked in the middle of this montage is a performance by Lola Greco, a stunning solo with a fringed shall serving as her dance partner. Lauren Warnecke,, "Ensemble Espanol pushing Spanish dance into the 21st century," 16 June 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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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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