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figurine (noun) a small ornamental statue; a statuette.

A figurine is a small statue of a person or an animal, used as an ornament or as a piece of decoration. Figurines are sometimes small models of very famous and gigantic statues. Figurines are placed as decorative pieces in showcases in shops and homes, and on working tables at offices. Small images of gods and goddesses or animals are figurines.

  • On her tour of Rome and the rest of Italy, Jennifer collected a number of figurines including those of a wolf, Venus at Milo, and of some great historical figures like Julius Caesar.
  • The figurines of Colossus at Rhodes and of the Eiffel Tower are among the chief attractions in the showcase of the shop.
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