miniaturist

[ min-ee-uh-cher-ist, min-uh-cher- ]
/ ˈmɪn i ə tʃər ɪst, ˈmɪn ə tʃər- /

noun

an artist whose specialty is small, discrete works.
a person who makes, collects, or specializes in miniature objects: a miniaturist with a collection of dollhouses.

Origin of miniaturist

First recorded in 1850–55; miniature + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for miniaturist

miniaturist

/ (ˈmɪnɪtʃərɪst) /

noun

a person who paints miniature portraits
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Word Origin and History for miniaturist

miniaturist


n.

"maker of miniatures," 1800, from miniature (n.) + -ist.

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