HyperDic: grotesque

English > 3 senses of the word grotesque:
ADJECTIVEallgrotesque, monstrousdistorted and unnatural in shape or size
allgrotesque, antic, fantastic, fantasticalludicrously odd
NOUNartifactgrotesqueart characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
grotesque > pronunciation
Soundsgrowteh'sk
Rhymesburlesque ... statuesque: 6 rhymes with ehsk...
English > grotesque: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdistorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous.
Example"tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"
Synonymmonstrous
Broaderuglydispleasing to the senses
Spanishgrotesco, horrendo, monstruoso
Catalanhorripilant, monstruós
Nounsgrotesquenessludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion
Adverbsgrotesquelyin a grotesque manner
English > grotesque: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningludicrously odd.
Example "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
Synonymsantic, fantastic, fantastical
Broaderstrange, unusualdefinitely out of the ordinary and unexpected
Spanishfantástico, grotesco, incongruente
Nounsgrotesquenessludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion
English > grotesque: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningart characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants.
Broaderart, fine artThe products of human creativity
Spanishgrotesco
Catalangrotesc

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