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

Definition of statuette

: a small statue

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figure, figurine



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Examples of statuette in a Sentence

won a gold-plated statuette as the prize

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Marvel at its mosaic floors and archaeological fragments from Roman and Byzantine monuments, stone tablets, ancient weapons, ivories, ceramics and Renaissance-era bronze statuettes. Prathap Nair, National Geographic, "Visit Italy’s mesmerizing city of mosaics," 20 Aug. 2019 The Toy Story films have seven Oscar nominations across the board, receiving a special achievement Academy Award in 1995 and the best animated feature statuette in 2011. Lily Rosenberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Toy Story 4': Meet the Voices Behind Each Animated Performer," 23 June 2019 Winners will get an eight-inch high statuette featuring a circular silver medallion with the masks of comedy and tragedy on one side and information about the winner on the other. Michael Paulson, New York Times, "Who Won and What Happened at the 2019 Tony Awards," 9 June 2019 The team went on to earn three statuettes—giving Van Ness the perfect accessory to match his already-winning look. Vogue, "Watch Jonathan Van Ness Prep for His Instantly Iconic Red Carpet Moment at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards," 17 Sep. 2018 At the end of their workdays, the two would return home looking like statuettes, their hair and faces covered in gold paint. Colleen Shalby,, "It was the Coliseum’s mystery mural, until a teenage detective solved its 50-year puzzle," 12 July 2019 When he was confronted, Bryant handed back the statuette without a fight, police said. Washington Post, "Man arrested, accused of stealing McDormand’s Oscar trophy," 5 Mar. 2018 The golden statuette will be awarded October 27 at the 11th annual Governors Awards. Chloe Melas, CNN, "Wes Studi will become the first Native American actor to receive an Oscar," 6 June 2019 This statuette also dating from the Qing dynasty was acquired for 112,500 euro, after a long bidding battle between 12 international collectors, and that was way above its initial estimate of 4,000-6,000 euro. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Coco Chanel's Beloved Glass Deer Statuette is Now For Sale," 26 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of statuette

1738, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of statuette

: a small statue

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