statuesque

[ stach-oo-esk ]
/ ˌstætʃ uˈɛsk /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. statto,
  2. statuary,
  3. statue,
  4. statue of liberty,
  5. statued,
  6. statuette,
  7. stature,
  8. statured,
  9. status,
  10. status asthmaticus

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 Formsstatuesquely, adverbstatuesqueness, noun

Word Origin for statuesque

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

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Word Origin and History for statuesque

statuesque

adj.

early 1820s, from statue, patterned on picturesque.

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