maquette

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French maquette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maquette (plural maquettes)

  1. a preliminary model or sketch used in preparation for making a sculpture
    • 1993: 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. — Will Self, My Idea of Fun

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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