[ skuhlpt ]
/ skʌlpt /
verb (used with or without object)
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of sculpt
1860–65; <French sculpter<Latin sculpt- (past participle stem of sculpere to carve); or as back formation from sculptor
OTHER WORDS FROM sculptre·sculpt, verb (used with object)
Words nearby sculpt
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Example sentences from the Web for sculpt
A former Miss Argentina died while having plastic surgery to sculpt her buttocks.
I have been looking at Theodore; do you know, he has a good head to sculpt.The Woman Who Vowed|Ellison Harding
I'm here to read the proof-sheets of my hanbils as fast as they're sculpt.The Complete Works of Artemus Ward|Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
British Dictionary definitions for sculpt
/ (skʌlpt) /
Also called (formerly): sculp
Word Origin for sculpt
C19: from French sculpter, from Latin sculpere to carve
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