an·​thro·​po·​morph ˈan(t)-thrə-pə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce anthropomorph (audio)
: a stylized human figure (as in prehistoric art)

Examples of anthropomorph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An anthropomorph in regalia, from the 19th Unnamed Cave. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 15 June 2022

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Word History


anthropo- + -morph, after anthropomorphic, anthropomorphous

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anthropomorph was in 1894

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“Anthropomorph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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