still life

noun

Definition of still life

plural

still lifes

  1. 1 :  a picture consisting predominantly of inanimate objects

  2. 2 :  the category of graphic arts concerned with inanimate subject matter

Examples of still life in a Sentence

  1. an exhibit of still lifes

  2. She prefers portraiture to still life.

First Known Use of still life

1695


STILL LIFE Defined for English Language Learners

still life

noun

Definition of still life for English Language Learners

  • : a painting, drawing, etc., of a carefully arranged group of objects (such as flowers and fruit); also : the art or activity of making still lifes

Learn More about still life


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up still life? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

clear to the understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!