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col·lage  audio  (k-läzh, k-) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.
    2. A work, such as a literary piece, composed of both borrowed and original material.
  1. The art of creating such compositions.
  2. An assemblage of diverse elements: a collage of conflicting memories.
VERB:
col·laged, col·lag·ing, col·lages
VERB:
tr.
To paste (diverse materials) over a surface, thereby creating an artistic product.
VERB:
intr.
To create such an artistic product.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from coller, to glue, from colle, glue, from Vulgar Latin *colla, from Greek kolla

OTHER FORMS:
col·lagist(Noun)


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