- small inanimate objects, as fruit, bottles, flowers, books, etc., used as subjects for a picture
- pl. still lifes a picture having such a subject
See still life in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. still lifes still lifes
- Representation of inanimate objects, such as flowers or fruit, in painting or photography.
- A painting, picture, or photograph of inanimate objects.
- stillˈ-lifeˈ (stĭlˈlīfˈ) adjective