sculp·tur·al | \ˈskəlp-chə-rəl, ˈskəlp-shrəl\

Definition of sculptural 

1 : of or relating to sculpture

2 : resembling sculpture : sculpturesque

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Below, the artist turned jewelry designer spoke to the Cut about graduating from ear plugs to sculptural earrings, her lipstick obsession, and her fashion uniform. Christine Whitney, The Cut, "This in-Demand Jewelry Designer Has a Weakness for Reese’s Pieces and Really Sweet Coffee," 3 Apr. 2018 Explosion is another cabinet—this one expands into a unique sculptural design, but collapses again into a small box. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Transforming Cabinets Move in Ways That Boggle the Mind," 22 June 2015 Some hold sculptural dioramas and others, 3-D holograms that mimic the dioramas. Susan Delson, WSJ, "In a Los Angeles Exhibition, 3-D in All Its Dimensions," 29 June 2018 Make a pilgrimage to a display case up on the third floor, featuring a collection of sculptural objects, most ancient and tiny, celebrating the female form. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New England museums to visit this summer and fall," 4 July 2018 Stir’s centerpiece will be a striking sculptural element, shaped in Douglas fir and flowing in form, that extends across the ceiling above the main dining room. Michael Klein,, "Architect Frank Gehry to design Art Museum restaurant," 10 July 2018 The first was Monuments, a sculptural installation by Maren Hassinger in 120th Street’s Marcus Garvey Park, unveiled on the artist’s 71st birthday a few days ago. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "There’s Plenty of Great Art to See (and Instagram) Outdoors in New York This Summer," 29 June 2018 Why: Felix Kalmenson’s sculptural video installation beckons viewers with a promise of discovery, enticingly futuristic but also slightly vintage-looking. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "Art Daybook: ‘Atlas’ holds up time," 6 June 2018 Evoking a deconstructionist sculptural installation, blocks of white chocolate leaned against a lemon tart, with crumbly bits fanning out on one side, a mound of tea ice cream on the other. Tim Smith,, "Diners can get a square deal at Square Meal, a Hotel Revival restaurant," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of sculptural

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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