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 Thursday’s tribute to Emilie featured a short video montage detailing her life and career, as well as her studio space in McLean. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "How Emilie Brzezinski finds resilience through art," 30 Apr. 2021 This year’s short, fast, upbeat In Memoriam montage bordered on disrespectful. Judy Berman, Time, "The Pandemic Oscars Were Surprisingly Decent. But Will the Academy Learn Anything From Its Break With Tradition?," 26 Apr. 2021 But those memorable moments, which by all rights belong in any Oscars montage, have largely been forgotten. Anne Cohen,, "Anne Hathaway Should Host The Oscars Again — Alone This Time," 18 Apr. 2021 The event started with a montage of art about the city and government. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, "An unusual Cincinnati mayoral debate: Haikus, art, memes, and policy," 1 Apr. 2021 On Saturday, Eva Amurri marked her son's first birthday with a sweet video montage of adorable clips of the youngest member of her family from over the past year. Nicholas Rice,, "Eva Amurri Celebrates Son Mateo Antoni's First Birthday: The Year 'Has Gone By in a Flash'," 13 Mar. 2021 It’s paired with a montage of clips that show Franklin working as both an artist and activist, her rise as the Queen of Soul juxtaposed with the tumult of the Civil Rights era. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, "Cynthia Erivo Sings ‘Amazing Grace’ in New Teaser for ‘Genius: Aretha’," 12 Mar. 2021 Following Lyric's death, Beyonce shared an emotional video montage on her website in celebration of the girl's life. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, "Beyonce Pays Tribute to Late Fan Lyric Chanel With Emotional Medley," 6 Mar. 2021 That being said, though, the CW superhero drama's premiere does open with a montage that revisits key events from the Last Son of Krypton's history — and EW is exclusively debuting a snippet from that sequence that reveals Clark and Lois' meet-cute. Chancellor Agard,, "Superman & Lois reveals the iconic couple's meet-cute in new clip," 22 Feb. 2021 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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2 May 2021

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“Montage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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