maquette

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French maquette.

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Noun[edit]

maquette (plural maquettes)

  1. A preliminary model or sketch used in preparation for making a sculpture.
    • 1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun
      His presence would be an affront to my body; so, for it, there would be the rare delight of extinguishing an imperfect and distressed version of itself, a prototype, a maquette.
    • 2009, Joe Fig, Inside the Painter's Studio (page 51)
      And I thought, if I can imagine this place in real life, I can build it in the studio and then paint from the maquette as if it were a real landscape. In terms of process this was a breakthrough for me []

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian macchietta ‘speck, little spot’, diminutive of macchia ‘spot’, ultimately from Latin maculare ‘spot, stain, maculate’.

Noun[edit]

maquette f (plural maquettes)

  1. model, mock-up

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