[lee-uh-nahr-desk, ley-]


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

Historical Examples of leonardesque

  • He stared at her, and felt again that she had failed to be Leonardesque.

    A Room With A View

    E. M. Forster

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

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Sigmund Freud