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[stach-oo-et] /ˌstætʃ uˈɛt/
a small statue.
Origin of statuette
From French, dating back to 1835-45; See origin at statue, -ette Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Anderson turned away from him and regarded the statuette gravely.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
  • Carefully he placed the object between the beer keg and the statuette.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
  • I might, perhaps, do a statuette of her; if I did, you should have a cast.

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • He's asked me to make a statuette of his daughter on horseback.

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • And that statuette would never be any good, try as he might.

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • The prince paid for the statuette; but he did not expect the statuette to pay him.

    Utopia of Usurers and other Essays Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  • Yet that Memnon was flattered by the notice of that statuette; he says so—says so himself.

    The American Claimant Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • With a statuette here, and a portrait there, he managed to get along.

  • Vivian Bell examined the statuette which Dechartre had left on the table.

    The Red Lily, Complete Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for statuette


a small statue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for statuette

1843, from statue with French diminutive ending -ette.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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