• IPA: /mæˈkɛt/

maquette (plural maquettes)

  1. A preliminary model or sketch used in preparation for making a sculpture.
    • 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 […]
  • German: Makette

maquette (maquettes, present participle maquetting; past and past participle maquetted)

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

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