[ lee-uh-nahr-desk, ley- ]
/ ˌli ə nɑrˈdɛsk, ˌleɪ- /


of, relating to, or suggesting Leonardo da Vinci or the style of his paintings.

Origin of Leonardesque

First recorded in 1860–65; Leonard(o da Vinci) + -esque
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Examples from the Web for leonardesque

  • It shows the Leonardesque smile most beautifully portrayed in the two feminine heads.

    Leonardo da Vinci|Sigmund Freud
  • He stared at her, and felt again that she had failed to be Leonardesque.

    A Room With A View|E. M. Forster