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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Examples of figurine in a Sentence

his collection of figurines includes toy soldiers from every war that America has fought
Recent Examples on the Web Never-mind the downright bizarre ornaments sprinkled throughout the home, including oversized lips and cartoon-like animal figurines. Mekita Rivas,, "We’ve Seen Pictures Of Dr. Phil’s House & We Have Some Questions," 3 Jan. 2020 Yet, artefacts like seals, tablets, and terracotta figurines found at its many settlements like Mohenjodaro and Harappa tell their own tales. Harish Pullanoor, Quartz India, "How the Indian icon Nataraja danced his way from ancient history to modern physics," 18 Dec. 2019 For its part, Hasbro on Thursday said its line of Baby Yoda toys will include four products, including a talking plush toy and 2.2-inch figurines. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Baby Yoda: Why you can't get the Star Wars toy for the holidays," 13 Dec. 2019 Gaming and pop culture memorabilia, such as Captain America’s shield, a dozen different Pokemon plush toys and other figurines, are perched all over the DarkZero house. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball grad talks eSports as analyst for internationally-acclaimed team, DarkZero," 10 Dec. 2019 No two safes are the same, but assortments include slime, stickers, temporary tattoos and figurines. Taylor Telford, Anchorage Daily News, "Hot toys 2019: Star Wars, Hatchimals, Owleez and ‘Frozen’ offerings top holiday wish lists," 25 Nov. 2019 Not to mention, small shells and stone ancestral figurines were placed around the children's heads in their burial mounds. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Archeologists Find Infants Wearing Other Kids' Skulls as Helmets," 25 Nov. 2019 No two safes are the same, but assortments include slime, stickers, temporary tattoos and figurines. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, "Hot Toys 2019: Star Wars, Hatchimals, Owleez and Frozen offerings top holiday wish lists," 20 Nov. 2019 His mantle is covered with anime figurines and childhood photos. Taylor Lorenz, New York Times, "Can FaZe Clan Build a Billion-Dollar Business?," 15 Nov. 2019

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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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17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Figurine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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