mosaic
[ moh-zey-ik ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
late Middle English from French mosaïque, based on Latin musi(v)um "decoration with small square stones," perhaps ultimately from Greek mousa "a muse"
Synonyms
  • patchwork checker montage motley
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
a picture or decoration made of small, usually colored pieces of inlaid stone, glass, etc.
Example
A) The artist created a mosaic for the art exhibition, drawing from ancient Roman influences. B) The sunlight shone on the mosaics in the chapel, reflecting rainbows on the floor.
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