- Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect: black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with color imagesMore example sentences
place side by side, set side by side, collocate, mix; compare, contrast
- 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.
mid 19th century: from French juxtaposer, from Latin juxta 'next' + French poser 'to place'.