Sculpture - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈskʌlptʃər|  American pronunciation of the word sculpture
Brit.  |ˈskʌlptʃə|  British pronunciation of the word sculpture


- a three-dimensional work of plastic art
- creating figures or designs in three dimensions (syn: carving)


- create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material (syn: sculpt)
- shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it (syn: grave, sculpt)


...the artist used a hammer and chisel to sculpture the horse out of ice...

Both studied sculpture.

...abstract sculpture that bodies forth the artist's aesthetic of minimalism...

I love the sculpture's design.

I like painting more than sculpture.

An iron framework surrounds the sculpture.

I went to a sculpture demonstration last weekend.

...there's an aesthetic unity to the sculpture garden that makes it an ideal spot for quiet relaxing...

Her preferred medium is sculpture.

He is crafting a new sculpture.

We carved an ice sculpture.

The fusion of different cultural influences is evident in her sculpture.

...intent on finishing her sculpture in time for the group show...

She studies subjects as varied as chemistry and sculpture. ice sculpture in the conformation of a swan...

Word forms

singular: sculpture
plural: sculptures
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