Borrowed from French montage (“assembly, set-up”), from monter (“to mount; to put up”) + -age (“suffix forming a noun meaning ‘action or result of something’”) (from Latin -āticum (“suffix forming a noun indicating a state of being resulting from an action”)). Monter is derived from Vulgar Latin *montāre, the present active infinitive of *monto (“to climb, mount, go up”), from mōns, montem (“mountain”), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“mountain”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /mɒnˈtɑːʒ/, /ˈmɒntɑːʒ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /mɒnˈtɑʒ/
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- Hyphenation: mont‧age
montage (plural montages)
- A composite work, particularly an artwork, created by assembling or putting together other elements such as pieces of music, pictures, texts, videos, etc. [from early 20th c.]
1936, American Photography, volume 30, page 184:
- Examples of montage are seen in many modern films, and it is not a device which is physically difficult to use.
1938, Mario Scacheri, The Fun of Photography, page 295:
- If you have mastered the art of spot printing and dodging, you are ready for something really advanced, a post-graduate course in montage. As a matter of fact, montage used to be called “dodging” by most photographers, and “multiple printing” by the fussy few.
2017 July 16, Brandon Nowalk, “Chickens and Dragons Come Home to Roost on Game of Thrones (Newbies)”, in The A.V. Club, archived from the original on 4 December 2017:
- Unfortunately, nothing much happens in the rest of the episode either. It gets to the point where a montage is devoted to establishing Sam's monotony at Oldtown.
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- Hyphenation: mon‧ta‧ge
montage m (plural montages)