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[skuhlp-tris] /ˈskʌlp trɪs/
a woman who practices the art of sculpture.
Origin of sculptress
First recorded in 1655-65; sculpt(o)r + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Only the day before the sculptress had greeted him with her low-breathed "Manikin!"

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Meanwhile the sculptress had appeared in Miss Billy's sitting-room.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • In the case of the sculptress—she's the poor girl, of course—she's a genius.

    Rose of Dutcher's Coolly

    Hamlin Garland
  • I guess you're right about Aurelia, but I don't believe you are about the sculptress.

    Rose of Dutcher's Coolly

    Hamlin Garland
  • While he works among the refugees, his wife, who is a sculptress, makes masks for the facially mutilated.

    Out To Win Coningsby Dawson
  • But the sculptress had gone away somewhere, and the big room was empty—also hot and dusty.

    Clark's Field Robert Herrick
  • "Well, generally speaking, the outlines of a man's face are more distinct," the sculptress admitted.

    Horace Chase Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • The translator is unwilling to use the somewhat ugly word "sculptress."

  • She is a sculptress, and can cleverly wield the brush, as well as her sister, the Marchioness of Lorne.

    A Word to Women

    Mrs. C. E. Humphry

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