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Etymology

Middle French crotesque (French: grotesque), from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] grottesco (of a cave), from grotta. Compare English grotto.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
grotesque

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Bizarre or fantastic in appearance.
  2. Disgusting or otherwise viscerally reviling.
  3. (typography) sans serif.

Translations

Noun

Singular
grotesque

Plural
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grotesque ({{{1}}})
  1. A style of ornamentation characterized by fanciful combinations of intertwined forms.
  2. Anything grotesque.
  3. (typography) A sans serif typeface.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] grottesco (of a cave), from grotta.

Adjective

grotesque mf (f. grotesque, m. plural grotesques, f. plural grotesques)

  1. farcical (ridicule)
  2. grotesque

Noun

grotesque m.

  1. grotesqueness

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