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an adjective suffix indicating style, manner, resemblance, or distinctive character: arabesque; Romanesque; picturesque.
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Origin of -esque

<French <Italian -esco ≪ Germanic; see -ish1
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-esque

suffix forming adjectives
indicating a specified character, manner, style, or resemblancepicturesque; Romanesque; statuesque; Chaplinesque

Word Origin for -esque

via French from Italian -esco, of Germanic origin; compare -ish
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