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 That last passion prompts the title, and cues the tireless bursts of aggressively thrashing musical breaks and montages that punctuate the action. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Blast Beat': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 27 Jan. 2020 An opening montage describes the ascension of Mickey Pearson (McConaughey), an American drug lord in London who started at the bottom and killed his way to the top. Elizabeth Montgomery, azcentral, "Guy Ritchie returns to signature style with lackluster gangster film 'The Gentlemen'," 23 Jan. 2020 An opening montage describes the ascension of Mickey Pearson (McConaughey), an American drug lord in London who started at the bottom and killed his way to the top. Elizabeth Montgomery, Detroit Free Press, "‘The Gentlemen’ is a lackluster gangster film," 23 Jan. 2020 Other innovations such as montage editing, music behind sports films and ground-level slow motion are all credited to Sabol. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Steve Sabol, the legend who changed how we watch NFL, makes Pro Football Hall of Fame," 15 Jan. 2020 Now Snap is asking media companies to curate these montages for them. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Snapchat, which needs a business boost, is creating a new revenue stream with help from some publishers," 13 Sep. 2018 Fey introduced a montage of shows that will appear on Peacock, and Meyers cracked a few jokes ahead of a video featuring clips from upcoming original comedy series. NBC News, "NBCUniversal unveils details of new streaming service Peacock," 16 Jan. 2020 The video shows an upsetting montage of situations in which day-to-day school supplies are used in progressively more troubling situations by children trying to protect themselves from a shooter. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "This chilling video from Sandy Hook Promise shows how gun violence is destroying childhood in America," 18 Sep. 2019 With the Scarlet Knights trailing 35-10 late in the first half, Friedgen was momentarily distracted after looking up from his play-call sheet to see a montage of highlights from his 10 years as coach of the Terps. Don Markus,, "Former Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen returning as honorary captain for game against No. 13 Penn State," 17 Sep. 2019 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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9 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Montage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce montage (audio)

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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