stat·​u·​ette | \ ˌsta-chə-ˈwet How to pronounce statuette (audio) \

Definition of statuette

: a small statue

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Examples of statuette in a Sentence

won a gold-plated statuette as the prize
Recent Examples on the Web Before the current crisis, in fact, Burkina Faso may have been best known for hosting Africa’s largest and most prestigious film festival, whose statuette — the golden Stallion of Yennenga — is a 12th-century princess astride a horse. Nick Turse, New York Times, "How One of the Most Stable Nations in West Africa Descended Into Mayhem," 15 Oct. 2020 During Sunday evening's 72nd Annual Emmy Awards, Schrader took home the golden statuette for outstanding directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special for the four-part Netflix series, which was released in March. Natalie Stone,, "Unorthodox Director Maria Schrader Says She Immediately Knew Shira Haas Was the Right Esty," 21 Sep. 2020 Nomadland also only has one major star, which is unusual for a Best Picture winner, albeit a moving performance by McDormand, which could justifiably earn her a third Best Actress statuette. Jeva Lange, TheWeek, "Nomadland could win the Oscar for this very weird year," 25 Sep. 2020 Kimmel also teased some of this year's winners for their Zoom backgrounds when accepting an Emmys statuette. Georgia Slater,, "Jimmy Kimmel Jokes About Having the Lowest Ratings for 2020 Emmys: 'Well, We Set a Record'," 22 Sep. 2020 Making things even sweeter, Eugene took home the statuette for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series while his son watched in the background beaming with pride. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Schitt's Creek' Fans Cannot Handle Dan Levy's Emotional Reaction to Eugene Levy's Emmy Win," 21 Sep. 2020 In total, a Black actor has won in this category on seven occasions, most recently in 2019, when Billy Porter took home the statuette for Pose. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Zendaya Is Only the Second Black Woman to Win the Lead Actress in a Drama Emmy," 21 Sep. 2020 Star Claire Danes will not win a third Emmy in her role as CIA analyst Carrie Mathison, nor will Mandy Patinkin get a statuette for his Saul Berenson. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Nomination surprises: 'The Mandalorian,' Quibi get Emmy love," 28 July 2020 Kramer stood onstage in heavy winter clothing as the statuette was presented to director Ryan Murphy. Mark Kennedy, The Denver Post, "Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84," 27 May 2020

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First Known Use of statuette

1738, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2020

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“Statuette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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: a small statue

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