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 But the facts as presented show a glass figurine jumping into a rock tumbler and asking how not to get shattered. Washington Post, 22 May 2021 And if that's not fancy enough for you, there's also another figurine that'll truly make any diehard Moon Knight fan envious. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 20 Apr. 2022 Gomez shared the news on TikTok with a fun stop-motion video of her America Chavez figurine dancing. Skyler Caruso,, 9 May 2022 Along with the starfish, seashells, and pufferfish, the offering included a resin figurine and a female jaguar holding an atlatl (a type of spear-thrower) in one claw. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 17 Mar. 2022 Hot Toys is selling a collectible Moon Knight figurine for $285. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 20 Apr. 2022 The figurine is supposed to represent baby Jesus since the beginning of Carnival is right after King's Day (The Epiphany). Skyler Caruso,, 26 Feb. 2022 Over its 111-year history, the figurine has been rendered in various materials and sizes. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2022 In a sinkhole near Cobá, Mexico, roughly 45 minutes from Tulum, the research team found several ceramic modeled cacao pods, the arm and bracelet of a figurine attached to an incense jar and remnant cacao trees, according to BYU News. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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22 Jun 2022

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“Figurine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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