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sculp·ture

 (skŭlp′chər)
n.
1. The art or practice of shaping figures or designs in the round or in relief, as by chiseling marble, modeling clay, or casting in metal.
2.
a. A work of art created by sculpture.
b. Such works of art considered as a group.
3. Ridges, indentations, or other markings, as on a shell, formed by natural processes.
v. sculp·tured, sculp·tur·ing, sculp·tures
v.tr.
1. To fashion (stone, bronze, or wood, for example) into a three-dimensional figure.
2. To represent in sculpture: sculpture a lion.
3. To ornament with sculpture.
4. To change the shape or contour of, as by erosion.
v.intr.
To make sculptures or a sculpture.

[Middle English, from Latin sculptūra, from sculptus, past participle of sculpere, to carve; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

sculp′tur·al adj.
sculp′tur·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sculptural - relating to or consisting of sculpture; "sculptural embellishments"
2.sculptural - resembling sculpturesculptural - resembling sculpture; "her finely modeled features"; "rendered with...vivid sculptural effect"; "the sculpturesque beauty of the athletes' bodies"
shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
Translations

sculptural

[ˈskʌlptʃərəl] ADJescultural

sculptural

[ˈskʌlptʃərəl] adjsculptural(e)

sculptural

adjplastisch; (= of statues)bildhauerisch; the sculptural work on the cathedraldie Skulpturenarbeit der Kathedrale; sculptural detailsplastisch gearbeitete Details pl; the sculptural triumphs of Ancient Greecedie Meisterwerke der altgriechischen Bildhauerkunst
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