Definition of figurine in English:

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figurine

Pronunciation: /ˌfiɡ(y)əˈrēn/

noun

A statuette, especially one of a human form.
Example sentences
  • Her dresser has dragon statues and figurines scattered on the top of it.
  • Practically every store now stocks figurines and statues of the cheerful young god.
  • The elk is also the theme of Finland's oldest known works of art, Stone Age rock paintings and stone figurines.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French, from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura, from Latin figura (see figure).

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Syllabification: fig·ur·ine

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