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Meaning & Definition of Grotesque in English

English

Grotesque

/groʊtɛsk/

noun

1. Art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants

    synonym:
  • grotesque

adjective

1. Distorted and unnatural in shape or size

  • Abnormal and hideous
  • "Tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"
  • "Twisted into monstrous shapes"
    synonym:
  • grotesque
  • ,
  • monstrous

2. Ludicrously odd

  • "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"
  • "Fantastic halloween costumes"
  • "A grotesque reflection in the mirror"
    synonym:
  • antic
  • ,
  • fantastic
  • ,
  • fantastical
  • ,
  • grotesque

Examples of using

It's grotesque.