statuesque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French statuesque, from statue +‎ -esque.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /statjʊˈɛsk/, /statʃʊˈɛsk/

Adjective[edit]

statuesque (comparative more statuesque, superlative most statuesque)

  1. Like a statue. [from 18th c.]
  2. (of a woman) Elegantly tall, graceful, and attractive. [from 19th c.]
    Christy Turlington is a statuesque supermodel famous for her Calvin Klein ads.

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