stat·u·ette | \ˌsta-chə-ˈwet \

Definition of statuette 

: a small statue

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Synonyms & Antonyms for statuette


figure, figurine



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Examples of statuette in a Sentence

won a gold-plated statuette as the prize

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Contenders will be announced July 12, and the winners get their golden statuettes Sept. 17 on NBC. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "Zach Galifianakis serves Arby's? The insane explosion of Emmy campaigning," 6 June 2018 But his issue with the statuette’s gender was the line that really took off. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "Morgan Freeman Criticizing Male SAG Statuettes Was the Call Out Heard Around the Internet," 22 Jan. 2018 There are stately golden dog statues, reminiscent of the Oscar statuette, velvet ropes, spotlights, TV cameras and busy producers in headsets. Valli Herman,, "Can NBC and USA make the Beverly Hills Dog Show an Easter viewing tradition?," 29 Mar. 2018 Items from Egypt include an Old Kingdom limestone tomb relief; a Ptolemaic-period stele with the leonine gods Bes and Tutu; a wood, gesso and paint cat coffin; and a 2,000-or-so-year-old bronze cat statuette that has Old Hollywood history too. Anita Gates, New York Times, "From 12th Century B.C. to 2017, Art in Startling Variety," 7 Mar. 2018 While the Lady Bird director and writer did not take home a gold statuette, her five best friends were there to support her in style. Alexia Fernandez,, "Greta Gerwig's Friends Are Girl Squad Goals Wearing Matching Outfits to Support the Oscar Nominee," 5 Mar. 2018 All six of the nominees for the award won a statuette, for songs that explored issues from immigration to the environment. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Inspiration Stage presents ‘Disney’s Newsies’," 5 June 2018 Two workers from Wolfgang Puck's restaurant carried a huge tray of food that will be served inside the post-show Governors Ball, including chocolates and lox shaped like Oscars statuettes., "‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Best Picture at the Oscars," 4 Mar. 2018 Morris, who took home the statuette for the top country female artist category, said that winning was a surprise. Rebecca Schiller, Billboard, "Watch Maren Morris Discuss Winning a Billboard Music Award: 'I Was Really Shocked to Win'," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of statuette

1738, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of statuette was in 1738

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English Language Learners Definition of statuette

: a small statue

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