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or gro·tes·quer·ie

noun, plural gro·tes·quer·ies.
  1. grotesque character.
  2. something grotesque.
  3. grotesque ornamental work.
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Origin of grotesquery

From the French word grotesquerie, dating back to 1555–65. See grotesque, -ery
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Examples from the Web for grotesquery

Historical Examples of grotesquery

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for grotesquery



noun plural -queries
  1. the state of being grotesque
  2. something that is grotesque, esp an object such as a sculpture
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