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 montage is tiny, less than 5 by 4 inches, and black and white. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Time for a Riot: Camp Fashion at the Met, and a Real Riot at the Stonewall," 31 Aug. 2019 The quality of playing, and montages, ranged from solid to undercooked. Globe Staff,, "At Tanglewood, summer ends with film giant John Williams and other time-honored traditions," 26 Aug. 2019 The video montage, shared in July, first played footage of Vanderpump sashaying down a hallway while wearing a long, black gown with her husband, Ken Todd, walking behind her. Robyn Merrett,, "Lisa Vanderpump's Restaurant Blasts Guest Claiming They Got Sick and Defecated on Floor," 21 Aug. 2019 There would be no montage of her learning how to act cool. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Sierra Burgess Is a Loser," 6 Sep. 2018 The life of Mici and Sándor in the 1930s was a dreamy montage of pleasures and explorations. András Szántó, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Budapest Is Europe's Unlikely Capital of Hedonism," 29 Aug. 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 What follows is a montage of Midge and Susie walking into various hotels, running through casinos and preparing for the comedian’s set backstage. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Sterling K. Brown Makes His Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Debut in New Season 3 Teaser," 19 Aug. 2019 Perhaps the best non-fight sequence in the first three episodes is a montage of Kai and Jenny preparing a meal in the restaurant. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "Netflix’s Wu Assassins series lacks the Hong Kong cinema magic," 8 Aug. 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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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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