Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: grotesque
IPA transcription: [ɡɹoʊt'ɛsk]
Pronunciations of grotesque
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: grotesque, monstrous
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque
    Meaning: ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: grotesque
    Meaning: art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
Usage examples
  • Be sure they were grotesque.
  • I recollected myself before I had disclosed the grotesque and infernal chimera that haunts me."
  • He addressed himself to the unseen multitudes who stared upon him through those grotesque black eyes.
  • As we came still nearer, this individual began to run to and fro on the beach, making the most grotesque movements.
  • Some of his greatest work in later years was done in this grotesque Western fashion,--"sitting on his shoulder-blades."
  • When seen in the perspective of half-a-dozen years or more, the best of our fashions strike us as grotesque, if not unsightly.
  • With this grotesque apostrophe to himself, he commenced retracing the footmarks that had guided him to the edge of the opening.
  • To be lost in the pear is to die almost the death of the thief on the cross, pierced by nails and with grotesque shapes of all the fiends hovering about.
  • Zeb took no notice of these grotesque demonstrations; but, once more bending over the prostrate form, proceeded to complete the examination already begun.
  • Everybody around him was being robbed by the grotesque and murderous bands that played their game of governments and revolutions after the death of Guzman Bento.
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