Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sculpture”

See all translations

sculpture

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈskʌlp.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
B1 the art of forming solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc. out of a material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone, or an object made in this way: Tom teaches sculpture at the local art school. The museum has several life-sized sculptures of people and animals.
More examples
sculptural
adjective uk   /ˈskʌlp.tʃə.rəl/ us    /-tʃɚ-/ specialized
Her delicate sculptural pieces (= works of art) are now selling in the USA and Japan.
Translations of “sculpture”
in Korean 조각…
in Arabic تِمْثال…
in Portuguese escultura…
in Catalan escultura…
in Japanese 彫刻…
in Italian scultura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雕塑, 雕刻, 塑像…
in Russian скульптура, ваяние…
in Turkish heykeltraşlık, heykelcilik, heykeltraşlık sanatı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雕塑, 雕刻, 塑像…
in Polish rzeźba, rzeźbiarstwo…
(Definition of sculpture from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sculpture?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sculpture” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

juggernaut

a very large, heavy truck

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More