Definition of "montage" []

  • A single pictorial composition made by juxtaposing or superimposing many pictures or designs. (noun)
  • The art or process of making such a composition. (noun)
  • A relatively rapid succession of different shots in a movie. (noun)
  • The juxtaposition of such successive shots as a cinematic technique. (noun)
  • A composite of closely juxtaposed elements: a montage of voices on an audiotape. (noun)
  • The art or process of composing pictures by the superimposition or juxtaposition of miscellaneous elements, such as other pictures or photographs (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Such a composition (noun)
  • A method of film editing involving the juxtaposition or partial superimposition of several shots to form a single image (noun)
  • A rapidly cut film sequence of this kind (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "montage" in a sentence
  • "Shorn of the title montage of New York City street scenes,"
  • "I almost left this one off, because in actuality, this montage is all exposition and almost no action."
  • "I wanted to find the original "Power of Love" scene from Back the Future, but this montage is the best I could do."