Definition of statuette in English:

statuette

Syllabification: stat·u·ette
Pronunciation: /ˌstaCHo͞oˈet
 
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noun

  • A small statue or figurine, especially one that is smaller than life-size.
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    • These call attention to tie fact that Frey's large sculptures often look like ordinary, blocky statuettes or cheap figurines that have been enlarged to humongous size.
    • The small Greek figurines known as Tanagra statuettes were mass produced from moulds, and reproduce everyday life as well as copies of famous statues.
    • The Quentin Foundation has assembled a topflight collection of renaissance and baroque bronze statuettes, including some of the boldest statements made by Mannerist and baroque sculptors.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, diminutive of statue.

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