\ 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Five students from Wauwatosa East High School spent four hours recently building and sculpting a larger-than-life Baby Yoda snowman and ice sculpture. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Baby Yoda has made its way to Wauwatosa, as a snow sculpture built by high school students," 28 Jan. 2020 Making snow forts, sculpting magnificent snowpeople, and starting snowball fights all add up to a helluva good time. Popular Science, "Electric snow blowers that ease the pain of shoveling," 23 Jan. 2020 With the portrait, his mummy shows the incursion of Roman realism in painted or sculpted portraiture. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "In Montreal, Egyptian Mummies, in 3-D, Have Secrets to Share," 18 Jan. 2020 As a youngster, Betty Pat, as she was known, painted and sculpted. Richard Sandomir,, "Betty Pat Gatliff; her forensic sculptures solved crimes," 15 Jan. 2020 Making use of just a pair of light dumbbells and their own body weight, the ladies take you through routines that burn fat, tone and sculpt your body without leaving you feeling too drained. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "5 free workouts you can do on Amazon Prime," 4 Jan. 2020 The backyard encompasses rolling lawns, an irregularly-shaped infinity pool, various fountains and sculpted European-style hedgerows. Paula Rogo, Essence, "Cardi B And Offset Take Us On A Tour Of Their New House," 30 Dec. 2019 Pfanenstiel is internationally recognized for her award-winning craft of creating and sculpting hats by hand using the highest quality and rare materials from across the globe. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "This famous Louisville hat maker was named featured milliner of the 146th Kentucky Derby," 11 Dec. 2019 In this far-flung world, temperatures plunge hundreds of degrees Fahrenheit below zero, and rivers of liquid methane and ethane sculpt valleys into a frozen landscape of water ice. National Geographic, "New kind of alien 'mineral' created on Earth," 6 Dec. 2019

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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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6 Feb 2020

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“Sculpt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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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