maquette

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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 []

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Verb[edit]

maquette (third-person singular simple present maquettes, present participle maquetting, simple past and past participle maquetted)

  1. (arts, transitive, intransitive, rare) To prepare a maquette (of).

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian macchietta (speck, little spot), diminutive of macchia (spot), ultimately from Latin macula (spot, stain).

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Noun[edit]

maquette f (plural maquettes)

  1. model, mock-up

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