still life


noun, plural still lifes.

a representation chiefly of inanimate objects, as a painting of a bowl of fruit.
the category of subject matter in which inanimate objects are represented, as in painting or photography.

Origin of still life

First recorded in 1635–45

OTHER WORDS FROM still life

still-life, adjective
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still life

noun plural still lifes

  1. a painting or drawing of inanimate objects, such as fruit, flowers, etc
  2. (as modifier)a still-life painting
the genre of such paintings
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