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juxtapose

Syllabification: jux·ta·pose
Pronunciation: /ˈjəkstəˌpōz
 
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Definition of juxtapose in English:

verb

[with object]
Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect: black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with color images
More example sentences
  • We produce the effect of counterpoint by juxtaposing lineal periods with grammatical periods.
  • I was lifting and collaging sentences and sections from all sorts of popular publications and juxtaposing them for effect.
  • When two contrary elements are juxtaposed, the sudden surprise catches us off guard.
Synonyms
place side by side, set side by side, collocate, mix;
compare, contrast

Origin

mid 19th century: from French juxtaposer, from Latin juxta 'next' + French poser 'to place'.

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