fig·​u·​rine | \ ˌfi-g(y)ə-ˈrēn How to pronounce figurine (audio) \

Definition of figurine

: a small carved or molded figure : statuette

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Synonyms & Antonyms for figurine


figure, statuette



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Examples of figurine in a Sentence

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

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Also, the party had literally everything: There was a cake with a naked Kourtney figurine—more on that below. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kim and Kourtney Kardashian's Slinky All-Black Versace Dresses Are the Perfect Cocktail Lewks," 19 Apr. 2019 There are red LEDs inside the case, including a red LED sign for NZXT, and the limited edition set comes with a random bobblehead figurine from Vault-Tec. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "This custom Fallout computer case brings you a piece of the Wasteland," 9 Aug. 2018 Ars staffers have their roster of favorite subscriptions to cycle through whether hopping a train, killing time on a flight, or dusting our shelves of vinyl miniature figurines. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "A few of our favorite podcasts in 2018, from new to new-to-us," 23 Dec. 2018 Her ashes stayed in that bland box on shelf at my mom’s house with a figurine of the Fairy Godmother from Disney’s Cinderella watching over her. Jen A. Miller, SELF, "When My Dog Died, I Discovered a Thriving Pet Funeral Industry I Never Knew Existed," 9 Apr. 2019 Special throws to be on the lookout for include figurines on lanyards, swords, spears, footballs, frisbees, koozies, and cups. Carol Wolfram,, "Slidell Mardi Gras krewes ready to roll into 2018 season," 24 Jan. 2018 In the foyer is a baroque harpsichord that never gets played, shelves of 19th-century Staffordshire truffle hound figurines and a 20th-century (disconnected) phone booth. Julie Besonen, New York Times, "The Elegant Relic of Restaurant Row," 2 Feb. 2018 Lost Kitties made a splash last year with their fun figurines and unique unboxing experience. Selina Tedesco, Good Housekeeping, "EXCLUSIVE: Hasbro Is Bringing Lost Kitties Mice Mania to Stores This Spring," 13 Feb. 2019 The ships were meticulous, the figurines of hobos and fishermen were gentle and funny. Robert J. Toth, WSJ, "The Stuff Our Parents Left Behind," 18 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of figurine

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for figurine

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

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The first known use of figurine was in 1854

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English Language Learners Definition of figurine

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

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