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[skuhlp-chuh-resk] /ˌskʌlp tʃəˈrɛsk/
suggesting sculpture:
the sculpturesque beauty of her face.
Origin of sculpturesque
1825-35; sculpture + -esque
Related forms
sculpturesquely, adverb
sculpturesqueness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for sculpturesque
Historical Examples
  • The sculptors admitted that he had ideas in his groups, but he was not sculpturesque.

  • His sculpturesque tastes outweighed his talent for architecture.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
  • The sculpturesque character of this richly fretted genus was shared by not a few of its contemporaries.

  • On the contrary, the same laws govern all manner of sculpturesque composition—scale or material making no difference whatever.

    Wood-Carving George Jack
  • His odes are the most sculpturesque and faultless in the language.

  • A strong bust, sculpturesque, supporting a head that engaged the young man's wrapt attention.

    The Torrent Vicente Blasco Ibaez
  • The sublime of sculpturesque in crag structure is here, refined and modulated by the sweetness of sea distances.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • He also developed a manner more pictorial than sculpturesque, which justifies our calling him a painter in bronze.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • Much has been said about the sculpturesque character of Leconte de Lisle's poems.

  • Well, that now I call a real compliment, because of course you regard me dispassionately from a sculpturesque point of view.

British Dictionary definitions for sculpturesque


resembling sculpture
Derived Forms
sculpturesquely, adverb
sculpturesqueness, noun
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