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fig·u·rine

 (fĭg′yə-rēn′)
n.
A small molded or sculptured figure; a statuette.

[French, from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura, figure, from Latin figūra; see figure.]

figurine

(ˌfɪɡəˈriːn)
n
(Art Terms) a small carved or moulded figure; statuette
[C19: from French, from Italian figurina a little figure]

fig•ur•ine

(ˌfɪg yəˈrin)

n.
a small ornamental figure of pottery, metal, plastic, etc.; statuette.
[1850–55; < French < Italian figurina, derivative of figura figure]

figurine

A miniature figure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.figurine - a small carved or molded figurefigurine - a small carved or molded figure  
figure - a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
Translations
تِمثال صَغير
figurínaloutka
statuette
szobrocskanipp
stytta
statulėlė
statuete
statuetka
soška
küçük insan haykeli

figurine

[fɪgəˈriːn] Nfigurilla f, estatuilla f

figurine

[ˌfɪgəˈriːn] n (= ornament) → figurine f

figurine

nFigurine f

figurine

[ˌfɪgəˈriːn] nfigurina, statuetta

figurine

(ˈfigjəriːn) noun
a small statue of a person. china figurines of Spanish ladies.
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She had all the delicate grace of that Tanagra figurine that you have in your studio, Basil.
Like the costume of the figurine in Figure 9, the dress has white as its main colour and is decorated with green-leaf patterns, but the scattering arrangement of the patterns lead to a soft and peaceful hue of the dress as a whole.
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this Han dynasty sculpture represents what is known as a "telling and singing figurine," or a "storyteller figurine.
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