Definitions

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  • n. A homage, especially something in an artwork which has been done in respectful imitation of another artist.

Etymologies

From French hommage. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Betty was doing a little Charlie Chaplin hommage with the little foot tip protectors on her knitting needles:

    Ahhh, retreat...

  • As big a wrestling fan as I am, I still can't believe someone has decided to give some sort of 'hommage' to the sport.

    Interview: Darren Aronofksy - Part 2 | /Film

  • You may not have realized that you were putting up a piece of art showing folks in combat gear doing a 'hommage' to the ABBEY ROAD cover on the anniversary of John Lennon's assassination.

    2007 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • On Beauty, she writes, is an "hommage" to Forster, "to whom all my fiction is indebted."

    Zadie, Take Three

  • So here in the shape of an 'hommage' to the late period or modern Western (Hud, Junior Bonner, The Last Picture Show) is a filmic drama in honour of Clive's return to our warm embrace.

    Chelsea Blog

  • No 62. is in Sarajevo, and it is kind of hommage to a bicycle, main form of transportation during the 92-95 war.

    doggdot.us

  • In one of MIÉVILLE's latest entries as a guest blogger on Omnivoracious, he tempers his past commentaries on TOLKIEN with what could be called a praise or even a hommage -- he even mentiones the words grateful and rocks -- to the forefather of the large piece of contemporary epic fantasy, if only from the perspective of MIÉVILLE's past barrage of denunciation.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • It looks like hommage to "Rosebud," the sleigh that begins and ends Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane."

    How Stanley Kubrick Met His Waterloo

  • When I'm Lemony Snicket, I most surely know how to read Les fleurs du mal to tatters while writing thirteen books about terrible things happening to orphans I named Baudelaire in what the French call hommage.

    Lemony Snicket, AKA Daniel Handler, On WHERE To Read Poetry

  • It reminded me of my own effort years ago to climb Mt Sainte-Victoire with a friend, and sleep at the summit, as an hommage to Cezanne, and we chose the steep south side for our climb.

    grimpette - French Word-A-Day

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  • to pay tribute to someone, or something. "John paid hommage to the work of Shakespeare in his speech". Some pronounce in the French style, minus the H. Some pronounce with the hard H.

    July 6, 2009