fantastique

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fantastique. Doublet of fantastic.

Noun[edit]

fantastique (uncountable)

  1. (art, literature) A genre of literature and film that overlaps with science fiction, horror and fantasy; associated chiefly with French literature
    • 1988, January 29, “Jonathan Rosenbaum”, in Invitation to the Trance[1]:
      And certainly the film's free-floating fantasy and the blatant transparency of its narrative--its capacity to be seen for the artifice that it is--are a lot closer to fantastique than they are to the more logically circumscribed forms of fancy celebrated in this country.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin phantasticus, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek φᾰντᾰστῐκός (phantastikós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɑ̃.tas.tik/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ik

Adjective[edit]

fantastique (plural fantastiques)

  1. fantastic (related to fantasy or fantasies)

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