stat·​u·​ette ˌsta-chə-ˈwet How to pronounce statuette (audio)
: a small statue

Example Sentences

won a gold-plated statuette as the prize
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Word History

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of statuette was in 1738

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“Statuette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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stat·​u·​ette ˌstach-ə-ˈwet How to pronounce statuette (audio)
: a small statue

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