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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Hulu won for The Handmaid’s Tale, which took the statuettes for best television series – drama and best actress in a television series – drama. Suzy Evans, The Hollywood Reporter, "Golden Globes: Wins by Studio, Network, Film, Program," 8 Jan. 2018 The Oscars acting categories are traditionally presented by last year’s winners, meaning that Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman should be presenting this year’s acting statuettes. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kevin Hart, the "Popular" Film & Cancelled Categories: A Complete Timeline of the 2019 Oscar Drama," 21 Feb. 2019 The annual Golden Globes awards have finally arrived, and while the real action takes place inside the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel, the red carpet saw plenty of show-stopping beauty looks worthy of their own gilded statuette. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Looks from The 2019 Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 Studio lobbying efforts typically include billboards and private screenings, and hiring consultants who can snag six-figure bonuses for helping win a best-picture statuette. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "As Oscars Get a Rewrite, Many Pan the Changes," 16 Aug. 2018 Nyong'o will join fellow statuette holders Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz, and Kate Winslet as an ambassadress, and will star in her first campaign this summer. Jamie Rosen, Town & Country, "Lancôme Gets Lupita," 4 Apr. 2014 During this year’s Primetime Emmys telecast, Netflix bested HBO, taking home seven statuettes to HBO’s six. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "Netflix finally beats HBO in Primetime Emmy wins at this year’s awards," 18 Sep. 2018 That said, the sheer outpouring of emotion when Paltrow claimed the Best Actress statuette for Shakespeare in Love felt syrupy and overwrought even by the standards of daytime soaps. Larry Dobrow, Woman's Day, "10 Worst Award Acceptance Speeches," 25 Feb. 2013 One especially hot topic of conversation, of course, is which of the films might have gold statuettes in its future. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Is the Most Important Film Festival You've Never Heard of in Middleburg, Virginia?," 5 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of statuette

1738, in the meaning defined above

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: a small statue

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