still-life

still life

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:
1635–45

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

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