Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Houdon

[oo-dawn]
See more synonyms for Houdon on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Jean An·toine [zhahn ahn-twan] /ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ˈtwan/, 1741–1828, French sculptor.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for houdon

Historical Examples

  • What a relief to turn from contemplation of the works of Voltaire to that bust of him by Houdon!

    Suspended Judgments

    John Cowper Powys

  • Houdon came in and found him putting on the finishing touches.

    The Azure Rose

    Reginald Wright Kauffman

  • And now,” suggested Houdon, “now let us play a little game of dominoes.

    The Azure Rose

    Reginald Wright Kauffman

  • Houdon is one of the finest examples of the union of vigor with grace.

    French Art

    W. C. Brownell

  • The head of Washington, in profile from Houdon's bust, placed on a plain tablet.


British Dictionary definitions for houdon

Houdon

noun
  1. Jean Antoine (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan). 1741–1828, French neoclassical portrait sculptor
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012