Definition of plasticine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplastəˌsēn/
(also Plasticine)


A soft modeling material, used especially by children.
Example sentences
  • The 50-year-old artist has created a unique technique for making documentary films: his basic materials are sand and plasticine.
  • These were made of soft plasticine in which predators would leave marks, making it possible to distinguish between different predator species.
  • The ranges are coloured plasticine and shape like waves at sea.


Late 19th century: from the adjective plastic + -ine4.

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Syllabification: plas·ti·cine

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