figurine

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noun fig·u·rine \ ˌfi-g(y)ə-ˈrēn \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of figurine

:a small carved or molded figure :statuette

Examples of figurine in a Sentence

  1. his collection of figurines includes toy soldiers from every war that America has fought

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Origin and Etymology of figurine

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Italian figurina, from figura "shape, 1figure" (going back to Latin figūra) + -ina, feminine of -ino, diminutive suffix (going back to Latin -īnus, suffix of appurtenance)

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FIGURINE Defined for English Language Learners

figurine

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Definition of figurine for English Language Learners

  • : a small figure or model of a person made of wood, plastic, etc.



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