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Meaning of still life

still' life'

Pronunciation: [key]
— pl. 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.
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