photomontage

[ foh-tuh-mon-tahzh ]
/ ˌfoʊ tə mɒnˈtɑʒ /

noun Photography.

a combination of several photographs joined together for artistic effect or to show more of the subject than can be shown in a single photograph.

Nearby words

  1. photometric,
  2. photometric brightness,
  3. photometry,
  4. photomicrograph,
  5. photomicroscope,
  6. photomorphogenesis,
  7. photomosaic,
  8. photomultiplier,
  9. photomural,
  10. photomyoclonus

Origin of photomontage

First recorded in 1930–35; photo- + montage

Also called montage.

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British Dictionary definitions for photomontage

photomontage

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊmɒnˈtɑːʒ) /

noun

the technique of producing a composite picture by combining several photographs: used esp in advertising
the composite picture so produced
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Word Origin and History for photomontage

photomontage

n.

1931, from photo + montage.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper