[ prak-sit-l-eez ]

  1. flourished c350 b.c., Greek sculptor.

Other words from Praxiteles

  • Prax·it·e·le·an, adjective

Words Nearby Praxiteles Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Praxiteles in a sentence

  • An undisputed original work of Praxiteles, dating from the middle of the 4th century B. C.

    Greek Sculpture | Estelle M. Hurll
  • A replica of the Hermes of Praxiteles—of course only the bust—stood in the hall with a real palm behind it.

    The Longest Journey | E. M. Forster
  • In this master, therefore, may be recognized one whose aims were similar to those of Scopas and Praxiteles.

    History of Ancient Art | Franz von Reber
  • Crisply curling yellow hair surmounted a head which Praxiteles would have reveled in as a model for his youthful Hermes.

    Giants on the Earth | Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • Built like a Hercules, he had a torso that would have given joy to the great Praxiteles himself.

    By Right of Conquest | Arthur Hornblow

British Dictionary definitions for Praxiteles


/ (prækˈsɪtɪˌliːz) /

  1. 4th-century bc Greek sculptor: his works include statues of Hermes at Olympia, which survives, and of Aphrodite at Cnidus

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