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"sculpture" in British English

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sculpturenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈskʌlp.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
B1 the ​art of ​formingsolidobjects 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 ​localartschool. The ​museum has several ​life-sized sculptures ofpeople and ​animals.

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sculptural
adjective uk   /ˈskʌlp.tʃə.rəl/  us   /-tʃɚ-/ 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 ​creatingobjects out of ​material such as ​wood, ​clay, ​metal, or ​stone, or a ​work of ​art of this ​type: [C] In the ​ruins they ​foundancientstone 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 ​graysandstonecliffs 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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