Definition of juxtapose in English:


Line breaks: juxta|pose
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒʌkstəˈpəʊz


[with object]
  • Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect: black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with colour images
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    • 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.
    place/set side by side, place/set close to one another, mix; compare, contrast, place/set against one another; Linguistics collocate, colligate


mid 19th century (earlier (Middle English) as juxtaposition): from French juxtaposer, from Latin juxta 'next' + French poser 'to place'.

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