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Meaning of "still-life" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STILL-LIFE

still-life  [stɪl laɪf] play
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WHAT DOES STILL-LIFE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

still-life

Still life

A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural or man-made. With origins in the Middle Ages and Ancient Graeco-Roman art, still-life painting emerged as a distinct genre and professional specialization in Western painting by the late 16th century, and has remained significant since then. Still life gives the artist more freedom in the arrangement of elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as landscape or portraiture. Early still-life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted. Some modern still life breaks the two-dimensional barrier and employs three-dimensional mixed media, and uses found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound. Still life emerged from the painting of details in larger compositions with subjects, and historically has been often combined with figure subjects, especially in Flemish Baroque painting. The term includes the painting of dead animals, especially game.

Definition of still-life in the English dictionary

The definition of still-life in the dictionary is of or relating to the painting or drawing of inanimate objects, such as fruit, flowers, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STILL-LIFE


afterlife
ˈɑːftəˌlaɪf
birdlife
ˈbɜːdlaɪf
ex-wife
ˌeksˈwaɪf
fife
faɪf
housewife
ˈhaʊsˌwaɪf
kaif
kaɪf
knife
naɪf
life
laɪf
long-life
ˈlɒŋlaɪf
midlife
ˈmɪdˌlaɪf
midwife
ˈmɪdˌwaɪf
nightlife
ˈnaɪtˌlaɪf
real-life
ˌriːlˈlaɪf
rife
raɪf
short-life
ˌʃɔːtˈlaɪf
strife
straɪf
wife
waɪf
wildlife
ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf
Yellowknife
ˈjɛləʊˌnaɪf

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STILL-LIFE

still
still frame
still hunt
still life
still photograph
still room
still-hunt
stillage
stillatory
stillbirth
stillborn
stillhouse
stillicide
stilliform
stillion
stillman
stillness
Stillson wrench
stilly

WORDS THAT END LIKE STILL-LIFE

a dog´s life
biological half-life
come to life
daily life
effective half-life
family life
for dear life
go for your life
half-life
home life
larger-than-life
love life
not on your life
pro-life
quality of life
real life
still life
to the life
true-life
way of life

Synonyms and antonyms of still-life in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «still-life» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STILL-LIFE

Find out the translation of still-life to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of still-life from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «still-life» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

静物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

still-life
570 millions of speakers

English

still-life
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अभी भी जीवन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا تزال الحياة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

натюрморт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

still-life
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এখনও জীবনের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

encore - vie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Masih hidup
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Still-Leben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

静物の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아직도 인생
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

isih urip
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vẫn còn sống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இன்னும் வாழ்க்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तरीही जीवन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

natürmort
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

still-life
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nadal życia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

натюрморт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încă de viață
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακόμα - ζωή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stillewe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stilleben
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stilleben
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of still-life

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STILL-LIFE»

The term «still-life» is very widely used and occupies the 17.656 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STILL-LIFE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about still-life

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STILL-LIFE»

Discover the use of still-life in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to still-life and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Still Life
The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships.
Louise Penny, 2011
2
Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel
. She still has her finger firmly planted on the pulse of her generation.”—NPR “Enchanting . . . [The protagonist’s] photographs are celebrated for turning the ‘minutiae of women’s lives into unforgettable images,’ and ...
Anna Quindlen, 2014
3
Still Life with Woodpecker
It also deals with the problem of redheads. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tom Robbins, 2003
4
Still Life with Crows
A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground.
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, 2003
5
Looking at the Overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life Painting
In Looking at the Overlooked, Norman Bryson is at his most brilliant to date. These superbly written essays will stimulate us to look at the entire tradition of still life with new and critical eyes.
Norman Bryson, 2013
6
Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy
Into this subculture of insanely passionate animal lovers ventures journalist Melissa Milgrom, whose journey stretches from the anachronistic family workshop of the last chief taxidermist for the American Museum of Natural History to the ...
Melissa Milgrom, 2010
7
Still Life
AlexandreFrançois Desportes, the noted stilllife artist, “painter of the royal hunts”, was still entirely in the thrall of the Flemish school, as can be seen from Still Life with a Hare and Fruit and Still Life with Game and Vegetables (both inthe ...
Victoria Charles, 2014
8
Still Life
INSIGHTS INTO CHANGES OF MENTALITY AND PHILOSOPHY. HOW DO THE OBJECTS IN A STILL LIFE REFLECT THE CUSTOMS, IDEAS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE TIME? THIS IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WHICH NORBERT SCHNEIDER ASKS IN THIS BOOK.
Norbert Schneider, 2003
9
Cézanne in the Studio: Still Life in Watercolors
Carol Armstrong’s study is a fascinating exploration of the brilliant watercolor paintings that brought Cézanne’s career to a complex, and triumphant, conclusion, The book includes new photographic studies of the Getty’s painting ...
Carol Armstrong, 2004
10
Still Life With Rice: A Young American Woman Discovers the ...
As told by her granddaughter, the biography of a Korean woman born in 1912 into a socially repressive, male-dominated society, describes her struggles to overcome the pains of war, loss, and discrimination
Helie Lee, 1997

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STILL-LIFE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term still-life is used in the context of the following news items.
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Still-Life with Turkey
Poems July 27, 2015 Issue. Still-Life with Turkey. By Diane Seuss · Share · Tweet · 07_27_15 Table of Contents. The turkey's strung up by one pronged foot, the ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
2
Fruit bowls at the ready! Share your still-life artworks now
A take on still-life photography ... our photographer David Levene's picture of ... As our critic Jonathan Jones wrote: “The still life is democratic; anyone can do it. «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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