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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.
sculptural
adjective uk   /ˈskʌlp.tʃə.rəl/ us    /-tʃɚ-/ specialized
Her delicate sculptural pieces (= works of art) are now selling in the USA and Japan.
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