statuesque

[ stach-oo-esk ]
/ ˌstætʃ uˈɛsk /

adjective

like or suggesting a statue, as in massive or majestic dignity, grace, or beauty.

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Origin of statuesque

First recorded in 1825–35; statue + -esque

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British Dictionary definitions for statuesque

statuesque
/ (ˌstætjʊˈɛsk) /

adjective

like a statue, esp in possessing great formal beauty or dignity

Derived forms of statuesque

statuesquely, adverbstatuesqueness, noun

Word Origin for statuesque

C19: from statue + -esque, on the model of picturesque
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