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statuary

noun stat·u·ary \ ˈsta-chə-ˌwer-ē \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of statuary

plural statuaries
1 : sculptor
2 a : the art of making statues
b : a collection of statues : statues

Examples of statuary in a Sentence

  1. a fine example of late Renaissance statuary

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First Known Use of statuary

1542


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statuary

adjective

Definition of statuary

: of, relating to, or suitable for statues

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First Known Use of statuary

1609


STATUARY Defined for English Language Learners

statuary

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Definition of statuary for English Language Learners

  • : a collection of statues


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