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  1. (of a woman) stately; regal.

Origin of Junoesque

First recorded in 1885–90; Juno + -esque
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Examples from the Web for junoesque

Historical Examples

  • Julia squared her Junoesque shoulders against the crooked tree and stood her ground.

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  • The whole Junoesque body of the young woman—a true Madrid type—trembled with joy.

  • She is said to have a Junoesque figure, a face of rare beauty and a manner of real charm.

  • Mrs. Harris is a very large lady, tall and Junoesque, a figure which would catch the eye in any assembly.

  • Mum was a handsome Junoesque blonde, sharp of eye and tongue, distinctly the boss, and inclined to make the most of it.

British Dictionary definitions for junoesque


  1. having stately bearing and regal beauty like the goddess Juno
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Word Origin and History for junoesque



in reference to stately, mature beauty, 1861, from Juno + -esque. Qualities associated with the Roman goddess, who also was notable for her fits of rage.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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