sculp·​tur·​al | \ ˈskəlp-chə-rəl How to pronounce sculptural (audio) , ˈskəlp-shrəl \

Definition of sculptural

1 : of or relating to sculpture
2 : resembling sculpture : sculpturesque

Other Words from sculptural

sculpturally adverb

Examples of sculptural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Henry Bacon and Daniel Chester French’s architectural and sculptural contributions to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., are highlighted throughout the exhibit. Fox News, 8 May 2022 DressX also teamed up with Italian cross-reality curator Xbinary to give a new life to a selection of sculptural 'artwear' pieces by American artist Kris Ruhs from the archives of Fondazione Sozzani. Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Serene, sculptural, luminous, muted in color and masterly in its creation of an illusionistic space, the altarpiece crystallizes the extraordinary talents of its creator, Piero della Francesca. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2022 The artist and musician specializes in abstract and sculptural music using electronic instruments and in this exhibition, has turned his attention to sculptures that are mounted on geometric pedestals or set into a base of concrete. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 Opel's signature styling approach is on display along the mantel: an extra-tall antique mirror flanked by a vase of foliage and sculptural objects. Jennifer Berno Decleene, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Feb. 2022 The effect is at once borderline hilarious and eerily elegant: truly sculptural, albeit temporary. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 7 Feb. 2022 Even the week’s little black dresses received a boost thanks to the addition of sculptural, heavy metal hardware. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 6 Dec. 2021 Her face contour is sculptural and stunning, with highlighter emphasizing her cheekbones and deeper shades lining her cheeks and jawline. Addison Aloian, Allure, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sculptural

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sculptural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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