sculpt

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

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Synonyms for sculpt

Synonyms

carve, sculpture

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Examples of sculpt in a Sentence

She carefully sculpted the wood. The children painted and sculpted all morning. Sculpt your back with push-ups.
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And that was involved with more things like sculpting, working in real laboratories, understanding the materials. CBS News, "Transcript: Jonna Mendez talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 5 June 2019 Jade rollers are said to do everything from sculpting, toning, and firming skin to boosting circulation, enhancing glow, reducing puffiness, minimizing fine lines, improving elasticity, detoxifying, and helping skincare products penetrate better. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, "Do Jade Rollers Actually Work? Here's the Truth," 20 May 2019 The door cards are more angular, too, and the dashboard itself is fairly sculpted. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Volkswagen Golf Mark 8 Is Getting a Radical Interior Redesign," 15 May 2019 My mother sculpted this elegant and serene sylph in the 1940s while attending the Yale School of Art. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "How Interior Designers Decorate with Items from Their Mothers," 8 May 2019 The fence line to the yard is clearly custom-made — a pattern of gabion and sculpted iron. Amy Pennington, The Seattle Times, "A couple’s Rainier Beach garden is a place of creativity, vision and function," 19 May 2019 Huda Beauty is not wasting any time getting us ready summer, first with the launch of N.Y.M.P.H — its brand-new, liquid body highlighter — and now with another product for sculpting called Tantour. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Huda Beauty’s New Tantour Makes It Way Easier to Contour and Bronze Your Face at the Same Time," 6 May 2019 In the ever-changing world of plastic surgery and dermatology, there's no shortage of treatments available for those looking to shed fat and sculpt their bodies. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Emsulpt," 21 Feb. 2019 Starting in the 1970s, Congolese artist Kingelez envisioned vibrant buildings and cities of the future with paper, cardboard, plastic, and packaging, sculpting an alternative vision to the post-colonial development of Kinshasa. Curbed Staff, Curbed, "18 enticing new books on design, cities, and more," 14 Dec. 2018

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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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The first known use of sculpt was in 1864

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sculpt

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sculpt

: to make (something) by carving or molding clay, stone, etc. : to make (a sculpture)
chiefly US : to make (a part of your body) more muscular by doing exercises

sculpt

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

Kids Definition of sculpt

Other Words from sculpt

sculptor \ ˈskəlp-​tər \ noun

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