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

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Synonyms for sculpt


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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Those people who have access to media, access to power can sculpt it in a way that serves their aims and ambition. Cindy Dampier,, "Forgetting events is part of the way we create memories. It also explains the Facebook crisis, Putin and Trump," 6 Apr. 2018 This Boba Fett dons sculpted Mandalorian armor, a rangefinder, flight suit and vest with body plate armor, knee pads, and wrist gauntlets. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Star Wars Toys for Any Aspiring Jedi," 27 Mar. 2019 His son, Rohan, not yet 2, was busy sculpting a mass of multicolored Play-Doh. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "These Marbleized Lips at Eckhaus Latta Are About to Become an Art-Punk Beauty Obsession," 8 Sep. 2018 The aftermath of the dam’s collapse, and the failure to evacuate nearby villagers in time, are set to focus unwelcome attention on Laos’s bold plans to sculpt its hillsides and rivers into a battery to meet its neighbors’ growing energy demands. James Hookway And Eun-young Jeong, WSJ, "Construction Firms Scrambled to Prevent Laotian Dam’s Collapse," 25 July 2018 The new look, called Legend, features softer, sculpted forms and lighter colors: Lunar White, and a charcoal that Alienware calls Dark Side of the Moon. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The Alienware Area-51m is a desktop-class laptop both extreme and refined," 8 Jan. 2019 Her grandma took her to the studio to give her her first experience sculpting clay, learning how to glaze and create a bowl. Fox News, "The life and legacy of Sen. John McCain," 28 Aug. 2018 The revelation didn’t make enough of an impact to stop me from sculpting two dismembered batwings on either side of my nose bridge in college. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, "A Cheater’s Guide to Growing Out Your Eyebrows in 2019," 3 Jan. 2019 A pool of blue-corn cream brings soft, earthy notes to a dessert of corn ice cream sculpted into tiny cobs. Brett Martin, GQ, "GQ's Best New Restaurants in America, 2018," 23 Apr. 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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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


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

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Other Words from sculpt

sculptor \ ˈskəlp-​tər \ noun

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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

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