statuary

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noun

stat·​u·​ary ˈsta-chə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce statuary (audio)
plural statuaries
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a
: the art of making statues
b
: a collection of statues : statues

statuary

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adjective

: of, relating to, or suitable for statues

Examples of statuary in a Sentence

Noun a fine example of late Renaissance statuary
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Missouri Missouri, Bethany, Ronald McDonald statuary on Bench at McDonald’s. Scott Cohn, CNBC, 12 July 2024 The crocodile looks uncomfortable as does all spouting statuary. Annie Proulx, The New Yorker, 30 June 2024
Adjective
The adjoining primary bath has a mosaic-patterned marble floor, statuary white marble walls and a seven-foot-long vanity with a quartz top. Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 21 Nov. 2022 In the movies, Black characters were jolly statuary — hoisting luggage, serving food, tending children — meant to decorate a white American’s dream. New York Times, 7 Jan. 2022 See all Example Sentences for statuary 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of statuary was in 1542

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Cite this Entry

“Statuary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statuary. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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statuary

noun
stat·​u·​ary
ˈstach-ə-ˌwer-ē
plural statuaries
1
2
: a collection of statues
statuary adjective
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