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 Here can be found an Oscars gallery, with 20 or so winners’ trophies displayed in cases like the heads of Princess Mombi, and something called the Oscars Experience, where visitors can pose with a statuette and record their own acceptance speeches. Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2021 For the first time since 2019, the Emmy Awards nominees could take home more than a gold statuette. Abigail Freeman, Forbes, 18 Sep. 2021 The delicately balanced compositions feature contemplative figures alongside personal items containing layers of associations — a statuette of a Masai elder, say, or a teddy bear wearing a scarf. New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021 There's also a highly realistic statuette of Darth Vader, plus new Cosbabies of Luke Skywalker, Mando, Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan Kryze, and Boba Fett. Nina Huang,, 4 May 2021 There was a statuette of St. Jude in the china cabinet that shook frequently. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Aug. 2021 Louis McManus, a television engineer, created the Emmy statuette, using his wife’s image as a model. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 13 July 2021 Peter Marino is standing in the middle of a room walled in shimmering green—Venetian plaster, a rich, lustrous finish that is applied through a centuries-old technique—looking at a Baroque statuette. Ian Volner, WSJ, 8 July 2021 Customers in the café listen to French radio, and are guarded over by a brass statuette of Petit Julien, a cherubic child whose statue is a tourist attraction in Brussels. Susan Dunne,, 11 May 2021

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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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23 Oct 2021

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“Statuette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of statuette

: a small statue

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