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sculpturenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈskʌlp.tʃər/  us   /ˈskʌlp.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.

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sculptural
adjective uk   /ˈskʌlp.tʃə.rəl/  us   /ˈskʌlp.tʃɚ.rəl/ specialized
Her delicate sculptural pieces (= works of art) are now selling in the USA and Japan.
(Definition of sculpture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sculpturenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈskʌlp·tʃər/
art the art of creating objects out of material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone, or a work of art of this type: [C] In the ruins they found ancient stone sculptures.
sculpt
verb [T]  us   /skʌlpt/ (also sculpture,  /ˈskʌlp·tʃər/ )
Picasso sculpted the "Venus of Lapigue."
sculpted
adjective  us   /ˈskʌlp·təd/ (also sculptured,  /ˈskʌlp·tʃərd/ )
Dramatically sculpted red and gray sandstone cliffs came into view.
(Definition of sculpture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sculpture”
in Arabic تِمْثال…
in Korean 조각…
in Portuguese escultura…
in Catalan escultura…
in Japanese 彫刻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雕塑, 雕刻, 塑像…
in Turkish heykeltraşlık, heykelcilik, heykeltraşlık sanatı…
in Russian скульптура, ваяние…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雕塑, 雕刻, 塑像…
in Italian scultura…
in Polish rzeźba, rzeźbiarstwo…
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