\ ˈskəlpt How to pronounce sculpt (audio) \
sculpted; sculpting; sculpts

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She carefully sculpted the wood. The children painted and sculpted all morning. Sculpt your back with push-ups.
Recent Examples on the Web The company worked directly with Cox to sculpt the doll and develop the gown. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 27 May 2022 The products are designed to be used together but can also be used separately to add a kiss of color and radiance, and to subtly sculpt the face. Glamour, 25 May 2022 Their feud runs deep as Leonardo is at the peak of his career (but has lost the commission for The David) and Michaelangelo is desperately trying to establish himself as a great artist while struggling to sculpt The David. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 9 May 2022 If Trump and his crew are busy sculpting economic resentment into racial resentment, the key question is how to sculpt it back. Joan C. Williams, The New Republic, 19 Apr. 2022 Slush collects into round shapes and the waves sculpt the ice chunks into orbs. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 24 Jan. 2022 Participants can sculpt and paint unique bowls using paper, glue and water through papier mâché during Second Saturday Family FunDay from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. Arkansas Online, 31 Jan. 2022 Fifteen state-champion ice sculpting teams will sculpt larger-than-life snow sculptures during the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship competition. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Jan. 2022 Outdoors, weather permitting, participants can sculpt snow, cross-country ski and tour the bog. Sheryl Devore,, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sculpt

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sculpt

French sculpter, alteration of obsolete sculper, from Latin sculpere

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22 Jun 2022

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\ ˈskəlpt How to pronounce sculpt (audio) \
sculpted; sculpting

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sculptor \ ˈskəlp-​tər \ noun

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