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maquette

Syllabification: ma·quette
Pronunciation: /maˈket
 
/

Definition of maquette in English:

noun

A sculptor’s small preliminary model or sketch.
Example sentences
  • Asked by the seaman's hometown to design a memorial, Schutte prepared a number of sketches and maquettes, some fully sculptural.
  • Along with a selection of major sculptures and maquettes, the show contains rarely exhibited preparatory drawings and sketchbooks loaned by the Miro Foundation in Mallorca.
  • More than 160 of his works are represented, including carved works in wood and stone, bronze sculptures, plaster maquettes and drawings.

Origin

early 20th century: from French, from Italian machietta, diminutive of macchia 'spot'.

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