Definition of "kouros" []

  • A sculpture representing a standing nude young man, especially one produced in Greece before the fifth century B.C. (noun)
  • An ancient Greek statue of a young man (noun)

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Use "kouros" in a sentence
  • "It would be amazing if Gigerenzer's German pedestrians were calling faults with something approaching Braden's accuracy, or knowing — not guessing — that the kouros was a fake."
  • "Ask Thomas Hoving how he knew, instantly, that the kouros was a fake, though, and he won't exactly be able to say. ["
  • "In the mid-1980s, the Getty Museum paid $7 million for a kouros, a small Greek sculpture, after extensive scientific testing determined the marble had come from a Greek quarry hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago."