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still life

n. pl. still lifes
1. Representation of usually household objects, such as flowers or food, in painting or photography.
2. A painting, picture, or photograph of such objects.

still′-life′ adj.
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still life

n, pl still lifes
1. (Art Terms)
a. a painting or drawing of inanimate objects, such as fruit, flowers, etc
b. (as modifier): a still-life painting.
2. (Art Terms) the genre of such paintings
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still′ life′



n., pl. still lifes.
1. a representation chiefly of inanimate objects, as a painting of a bowl of fruit.
2. the category of subject matter in which inanimate objects are represented, as in painting or photography.
[1685–95; translation of Dutch stilleven]
still′-life′, adj.
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still life

A study of an arrangement of inanimate objects, such as fruit or flowers; a favorite form of the Dutch School.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.still life - a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowersstill life - a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers
painting, picture - graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface; "a small painting by Picasso"; "he bought the painting as an investment"; "his pictures hang in the Louvre"
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Translations
csendélet

still life

n (Art) → natura morta
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