Grotesque

Definition of Grotesque

Gro`tesque´   Pronunciation: grô`tĕsk´
a.1.Like the figures found in ancient grottoes; grottolike.
2.Wildly or strangely formed; whimsical; extravagant; of irregular forms and proportions; fantastic; ludicrous; antic.
n.1.A whimsical figure, or scene, such as is found in old crypts and grottoes.
2.Artificial grotto-work.

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