stat·​u·​ette | \ˌsta-chə-ˈwet \

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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More Essays Declining sales caused Francis Robert, a 39-year veteran of the trade, to devote one of his four crates overlooking the Seine to selling magnets, keychains and Eiffel Tower statuettes. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "The Storied Bookstalls of Paris Fight for Survival," 14 Sep. 2018 The nominees for the 2018 Webby Awards have been announced, and JAY-Z, Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, RuPaul, Shonda Rhimes and more are up for the internet's fanciest statuette. Billboard, "JAY-Z, Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda Among 2018 Webby Nominees," 3 Apr. 2018 Producer and director Glenn Weiss arrived at Monday night's 2018 Emmys with a few statuettes already under his belt and ended the ceremony with one more Emmy and a brand-new fiancée. Andrea Park, Allure, "Director Glenn Weiss Proposed to His Girlfriend During His 2018 Emmy Awards Acceptance Speech," 17 Sep. 2018 Emmy award winner and 2018 Outstanding Actor nominee Sterling K. Brown, 42, will tell you that, gold statuette or not, he's already won. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'This Is Us' Star Sterling K. Brown and His Wife Once Broke Up for the "Craziest" Reason," 17 Sep. 2018 The obvious place to start is with the Tony Awards: Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, even if our glittering locals — Tina Fey (Mean Girls) and David Morse (The IcemanCometh) — did not walk away with statuettes. Toby Zinman,, "Broadway Beat: What Philadelphians need to know about the Great White Way," 11 June 2018 Lin-Manuel Miranda, that show's creator, author, composer, and star, will also win several individual awards, and several of his castmates and fellow creators will go home with statuettes, too. Jesse Oxfeld, Town & Country, "5 Ways to Sound Smart at Your Tonys Party," 10 June 2016 Trailer Park earned the highest number of statuettes for a trailer vendor — nine — while Mark Woollen & Associates and Buddha Jones earned seven each. Kimberly Nordyke, The Hollywood Reporter, "Golden Trailer Awards: 'Black Panther,' Netflix Top Winners List," 31 May 2018 While Streep may not have won for her role as famed publisher Katherine Graham in The Post at this year’s awards, Haddish is not wrong; Streep has been nominated for an Oscar 21 times, and has three golden statuettes at home. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Tiffany Haddish Is All of Us When Meryl Streep Arrives on the Scene," 6 Mar. 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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