Picture for GrotesqueThe word Grotesque is an adjective. It is used for something that is odd or unnatural in shape and has a bizarre appearance.
The word Grotesque was first used around 1560 and has been derived from the Italian word grottesco.

Pronunciation: groh-tesk

Meanings of Grotesque

1. Outlandish or bizarre, as in character or appearance.
2. Distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
3. Ludicrously odd

Master’s Tip to Learn Grotesque

One of the most interesting ways to remember Grotesque is to recall how it sounds ‘Grow Tusk’, now how would someone look like if they grew tusks? Yes, they would look odd!

Sentence examples for Grotesque:

1. This movie if filled with grotesque and disturbing scenes.
2. These murders, however grotesque, should be seen in the context of a society still emerging from extreme violence.
3. His work comes off as grotesque in the beginning but eventually you begin to appreciate the amount of work that may have gone in completing it.

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