statuette

Definitions

  • STATUETTE FOR A THREE-PIECE MOULD
    STATUETTE FOR A THREE-PIECE MOULD
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n statuette a small carved or molded figure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Oscar statuette was designed by MGM's art director, Cedric Gibbons, in 1928. The design has remained unchanged, except for getting a higher pedestal in the 1940's.
    • n Statuette A small statue; -- usually applied to a figure much less than life size, especially when of marble or bronze, or of plaster or clay as a preparation for the marble or bronze, as distinguished from a figure in terra cotta or the like. Cf. Figurine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n statuette A small statue; a statue or image in the round much smaller than nature; a figurine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Statuette a small statue
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Quotations

  • Marisa Tomei
    Marisa Tomei
    “It feels like a barbell. [When asked what she thought of her newly acquired Oscar statuette]”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., cf. It. statuetta,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. statuastatuĕre, to cause lo stand—stāre.

Usage

In literature:

Well-finished statuettes representing nude female figures are also known.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
When I looked up the statuette's eyes had moved.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
A bronze statuette illustrates this way of putting it on.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
On one side of the table was a little porcelain statuette that fixed his attention.
"The Golden House" by Mrs. Woods Baker
On it were the statuettes modeled in perfect likeness of Mlle.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The prior gave her a plaster statuette of St Catherine.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Such handsome clocks and statuettes and lamps!
"The House in Town" by Susan Warner
A silver statuette of the Madonna and Child is of the fourteenth century.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
At this point of the trial the statuette was sent for and brought into court by the father of the witness.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 2" by Various
Dirrul backed into the desk, knocking a fragile statuette to the floor.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
China and Statuettes, by Mr. Alderman Copeland.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various
I began my statuette hoping that it might figure in the Panathenaic procession.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
They are passed by, whilst statuettes bring fancy prices.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
Talismans, statuettes of the dreaded spirits might be seen in every home.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
Professor Dufaucon died, and in the same year Antony sent a statuette to the New York Academy of Design.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
Boy or girl, it would be a putty statuette beside her Jenny.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Their storks are their statuettes.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
Edith and Cosden strolled down a leaf-covered walk, flanked by antique statuettes, to an attractive pavilion at the end of the vista.
"The Bachelors" by William Dana Orcutt
His eye glanced involuntarily toward the statuette.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
Under the pressure of his insistent temperament, Michael found his collection of statuettes and ecclesiastical bric-a-brac very depressing.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
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In poetry:

In one, along a suite of noble rooms,
'Mid plenteous books and journals, paintings on the walls, fine
statuettes,
Were groups of friendly journeymen, mechanics, young and old,
Reading, conversing.
"Brother Of All, With Generous Hand" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Oscar statuettes at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In this Jan 26, 2009 file photo, Bertha Fuentes assembles the statue and the base of an Oscar statuette at R.S.
Worker assembles an Oscar statuette during a media tour of the R.S.
Joanne Evans, who lost a re-election bid last month, receives a plaque and statuette from her peers.
Academy Sues Over " Deer Hunter " Oscar Statuette.
Say you find yourself on a family trip to Washington, DC, and your beloved wants to remember the weekend with a miniature statuette of the White House.
Nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globes were announced Thursday morning (December 13) and Taylor Swift, Adele, and Jon Bon Jovi are all vying for the Best Original Song statuette.
The Grammy Awards won't take place until February 2012, but as of today the list of nominees has been announced and the debate over which artists deserve to take home gold statuettes can begin.
Owens, the Chicago-based company that makes Oscar and Emmy statuettes, is laying off 95 employees, more than a third of its 251-person workforce.
0 Oscar statuettes line up for their big day.
View full size Kerry DeVaul/The Times of Trenton "Lindi" poses with an Albert Einstein statuette at Landau's on Nassau Street in a 2005 file photo.
Nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globes were announced Thursday morning (December 13) and Taylor Swift, Adele, and Jon Bon Jovi are all vying for the Best Original Song statuette.
Some actors are lucky enough to repeatedly be nominated for an Academy Award, but they never get the statuette.
"King"'s four statuettes tied "Inception," which also nabbed four awards in technical categories, for the most Oscars .
Here are the nominees with the best chances of snagging that gold statuette on Oscar night.
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