still life

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noun,plural 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.

Origin of still life

First recorded in 1635–45

Other words from still life

  • still-life, adjective

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How to use still life in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for still life

still life

nounplural still lifes
    • a painting or drawing of inanimate objects, such as fruit, flowers, etc

    • (as modifier): a still-life painting

  1. the genre of such paintings

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