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grotesquery

or gro·tes·quer·ie

[ groh-tes-kuh-ree ]
/ groʊˈtɛs kə ri /
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noun, plural gro·tes·quer·ies.

grotesque character.
something grotesque.
grotesque ornamental work.

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Origin of grotesquery

From the French word grotesquerie, dating back to 1555–65. See grotesque, -ery

Words nearby grotesquery

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How to use grotesquery in a sentence

  • Savage philosophy mingles them together in one phantasmagoria of grotesquery and horror.

    The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • Once more the grim humor of the situation, the grotesquery of it, became apparent to Trent.

    Caravans By Night|Harry Hervey
  • In the fleeting glimpse he caught of it, Smoke wondered if he had ever seen a Dore grotesquery to compare.

    Smoke Bellew|Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for grotesquery

grotesquery

grotesquerie

/ (ɡrəʊˈtɛskərɪ) /

noun plural -queries

the state of being grotesque
something that is grotesque, esp an object such as a sculpture
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