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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fig-yuh-reen]
    • /ˌfɪg yəˈrin/
    • /ˌfɪɡ.əˈriːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fig-yuh-reen]
    • /ˌfɪg yəˈrin/

Definitions of figurine word

  • noun figurine a small ornamental figure of pottery, metal, plastic, etc.; statuette. 1
  • noun figurine A statuette, especially one of a human form. 1
  • noun figurine ornamental statuette 1
  • countable noun figurine A figurine is a small ornamental model of a person. 0
  • noun figurine a small carved or moulded figure; statuette 0
  • noun figurine a small sculptured or molded figure; statuette 0

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Origin of figurine

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
1850-55; < French < Italian figurina, equivalent to figur(a) figure + -ina -ine1 (here diminutive)

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Parts of speech for Figurine


figurine popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

figurine usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for figurine

noun figurine

  • baby — A baby is a very young child, especially one that cannot yet walk or talk.
  • model — a standard or example for imitation or comparison.
  • puppet — an artificial figure representing a human being or an animal, manipulated by the hand, rods, wires, etc., as on a miniature stage. Compare hand puppet, marionette.
  • moppet — a young child.
  • figure — a numerical symbol, especially an Arabic numeral.

Antonyms for figurine

noun figurine

  • being — Being is the present participle of be1.
  • original — belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something, or to a thing at its beginning: The book still has its original binding.
  • photographer — a person who takes photographs, especially one who practices photography professionally.
  • entity — A thing with distinct and independent existence.

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