Definition and Meanings for grotesque
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Part of Speech of grotesque
Etymology of grotesque
Meaning of grotesque
- like the figures found in ancient grottoes; grottolike.
- wildly or strangely formed; whimsical; extravagant; of irregular forms and proportions; fantastic; ludicrous; antic.
- a whimsical figure, or scene, such as is found in old crypts and grottoes.
- artificial grotto-work.