sculp·​tur·​al ˈskəlp-chə-rəl How to pronounce sculptural (audio)
: of or relating to sculpture
: resembling sculpture : sculpturesque
sculpturally adverb

Examples of sculptural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This sculptural dress from Iris van Herpen needs to be worn by someone with gravitas, lest they be swallowed up by it. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 6 Apr. 2024 At the far end, their backs to sculptural outcrops of black rock, were five more: This was Mandala Altai, our home for the next four days. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Mar. 2024 To celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night, the model poured herself into a sculptural Jacquemus gown with an assymetrical bodice that floated off her body and even exposed a bit of her nipple when viewed in profile. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 11 Mar. 2024 The dress' hem was adorned with golden, sculptural details for a striking, futuristic effect. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 The base of the tree and roots have a sculptural quality that is easy to climb on, enticing kids and adults to explore. Nwa Democrat-Gazette,, 13 Mar. 2024 Fearless fashion ambassador Hunter Schafer has already wriggled into the striking, sculptural pannier dresses and Kendall Jenner arrived cinched to high heaven at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2024 The looks are sculptural and designed to both shape and stand away from a woman’s body, from the shoulders to the waist. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Mar. 2024 The top of the sheath featured a sculptural black crinoline appliqué. Brittany Talarico, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sculptural was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Sculptural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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