figurine

noun
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 Tiny and naked, with her full pubic bush on display, the bland figurine stands on top of an otherwise indistinguishable blob of silver. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "Mary Wollstonecraft Deserves Better," 19 Nov. 2020 Funko is rightfully honored to have designed a figurine in Quintanilla’s likeness. Tess Garcia, EW.com, "Funko Pop’s Selena figurine sold out on Amazon in 40 minutes — here’s how you can still buy it," 3 Dec. 2020 In a critical plot point meant to convey the young bride’s insecurity and the power play between her and Mrs. Danvers, Mrs. de Winter knocks over and breaks a figurine, then tries to hide the evidence. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "Last Night I Dreamed I Watched a Better Movie," 8 Nov. 2020 Second place was awarded to Blooms of Blessing, for their Miss Mum figurine. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Fun ways to take some of the scary out of Halloween: Whit & Whimsey," 16 Oct. 2020 Rebecca tells on herself for breaking an extremely valuable figurine of Rebecca’s, and everyone! Emma Specter, Vogue, "38 Thoughts I Had While Watching Netflix’s Rebecca," 23 Oct. 2020 Twitter account, hanging out with Girl Scouts and posing with a figurine of the Marvel character Groot. al, "She Went Out For A Walk. Then Drogo The Police Dog Charged.," 15 Oct. 2020 Named for the fearsome Dothraki warrior in Game of Thrones, Drogo had become a star of the Takoma Park Police Department's Twitter account, hanging out with Girl Scouts and posing with a figurine of the Marvel character Groot. Maurice Chammah And Abbie Vansickle, USA TODAY, "She went out for a walk. Then Drogo the police dog charged.," 15 Oct. 2020 Anthony Lewis, president of the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters, said the message of the figurine was unmistakable. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee firefighter who hung brown figurine from ribbon suspended for 20 days," 17 Sep. 2020

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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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18 Dec 2020

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“Figurine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/figurine. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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figurine

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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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