\ 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 My last chance before being sent home was to help Kerry’s great-aunt Norma Lyon, who sculpted the butter cow at the fair for 45 years. Washington Post, "‘There’s always butter’: The Iowa State Fair’s butter sculptor on cows, Elvis and politicians," 13 Aug. 2019 Recently, the rover's camera captured a panorama of the Teal Ridge outcrop and Strathdon, a rock comprised of wavy sediment layers that could have been sculpted by wind, water or both. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Curiosity rover makes new discoveries on Mars," 6 Aug. 2019 The film's creative tendrils have even made it over to Russia, where Instagram-famous nail artist Nail Sunny sculpted the nail art version of a shot-for-shot remake in her latest viral manicure. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "This Lion King Nail Art Is Literally Wild," 5 Aug. 2019 Walker, who also sculpted the statue of former Mayor J. Erik Jonsson that sits inside City Hall's lobby, took more than a year and a half to complete the memorial. Cassandra Jaramillo, Dallas News, "'Just so amazing': New Dallas police memorial honors 5 fallen officers from July 7 ambush," 8 July 2019 Closers like Yates who sculpt rare first halves become mid-season gold. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: When teams call about closer Kirby Yates, Padres should listen," 8 July 2019 In the 20th century Arturo Martini sculpted his own hybrid fire-breathing monster inspired by the Chimera of Arezzo, a famous and intricate piece of Etruscan bronze-casting. E.o’k. | Lazio, The Economist, "The enduring influence of the Etruscans on Italian culture," 20 Aug. 2019 Each figure is hand-sculpted by an artist out of clay to match the likeness of the subject. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Visit the World’s Only Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum," 15 Aug. 2019 Since then, Jack has sculpted, baked, and painted his masterpieces, and many Coloradans have admired — and devoured — them. James Gottry, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: A third Jack Phillips lawsuit demonstrates that persistence can be virtue or vice," 23 July 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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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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