Definition of montage in English:


Line breaks: mon|tage
Pronunciation: /mɒnˈtɑːʒ
, ˈmɒntɑːʒ


[mass noun]
1The technique of selecting, editing, and piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole: montage was a useful device for overcoming the drawbacks of silent film [as modifier]: montage sequences
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  • She learned how to montage films - editing together different camera shots for effect.
  • This was done after shooting the whole film and montage sequences.
  • It is montage alone that separates and makes cinema stand out above all the other art forms.
1.1 [count noun] A sequence of film made using the technique of montage: a montage of excerpts from the film
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  • Cutting between narratives with various video montages, the film is visually breathtaking.
  • I have viewed the same Remembrance Day films and montages again and again.
  • Seriously, this film sets the record for most montages ever.
1.2The technique of producing a new composite whole from fragments of pictures, text, or music: the art of montage in theatre and film [count noun]: a montage of photographs
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  • Made up of montage, photographs and text captions, it tells its story in the simplest of ways, as if it were being explained to a child.
  • Then look at the video inserts over the music montage.
  • It looked marvellous and there was a lot of inventive and well executed photography and montage.


early 20th century: French, from monter 'to mount'.

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