Definition of plasticine in English:

plasticine

noun

mass nountrademark
  • A soft modelling material, used especially by children.

    ‘I made a snake by rolling out plasticine’
    as modifier ‘plasticine creatures’
    • ‘These were made of soft plasticine in which predators would leave marks, making it possible to distinguish between different predator species.’
    • ‘Each student was given a cardboard base, approximately 25 cm in diameter, and a small block of plasticine clay (non-hardening modeling clay).’
    • ‘The 50-year-old artist has created a unique technique for making documentary films: his basic materials are sand and plasticine.’
    • ‘The ranges are coloured plasticine and shape like waves at sea.’
    • ‘During the workshops the children came up with designs and used plasticine to do models of the sculpture.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from the adjective plastic + -ine.

Pronunciation

plasticine

/ˈplastɪsiːn/