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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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  • There is always a candle or a little lamp burning at the altar, where we pray to either a picture or a statuette of the Madonna.

    Pappina, the Little Wanderer Katherine Wallace Davis
  • Anderson turned away from him and regarded the statuette gravely.

    Breaking Point James E. Gunn
  • In Rome she studied this art and made her first success with a statuette of "Joseph."

  • He's asked me to make a statuette of his daughter on horseback.

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • He would much have preferred the other with the signet, but how could he say so, especially after the episode of the statuette?

  • And that statuette would never be any good, try as he might.

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • It struck the forgotten projection of the bracket—and the next instant the statuette lay in fragments on the floor.

    Armadale Wilkie Collins
  • 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
  • I began my statuette hoping that it might figure in the Panathenaic procession.

    Snnica Vicente Blasco Ibez
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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