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[kuh-lahzh, koh-] /kəˈlɑʒ, koʊ-/

a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.
a work of art produced by this technique.
Compare (def 3).
an assemblage or occurrence of diverse elements or fragments in unlikely or unexpected juxtaposition:
The experimental play is a collage of sudden scene shifts, long monologues, musical interludes, and slapstick.
a film that presents a series of seemingly unrelated scenes or images or shifts from one scene or image to another suddenly and without transition.
verb (used with object), collaged, collaging.
to make a collage of:
The artist has collaged old photos, cartoon figures, and telephone numbers into a unique work of art.
/kəˈlɑːʒ; kɒ-; French kɔlaʒ/
an art form in which compositions are made out of pieces of paper, cloth, photographs, and other miscellaneous objects, juxtaposed and pasted on a dry ground
a composition made in this way
any work, such as a piece of music, created by combining unrelated styles

1919, from French collage “a pasting,” from Old French coller “to glue,” from Greek kolla “glue.” Earliest reference is in Wyndham Lewis.


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