Definition of picaresque in English:
Of or relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero: a rowdy, picaresque "guys being guys" movie
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- Part science fiction, part picaresque, and part burlesque, its alphabetized entries gesture provocatively, giving glimpses of their source's unattainable body.
- Besides creating a literary genre, the picaresque novel, the book is like a mural depicting a society and an era.
- Juan's picaresque adventures in a wide variety of European contexts see him constantly dealing with disappointment and disillusionment.
Early 19th century: from French, from Spanish picaresco. See picaro.
Words that rhyme with picaresquearabesque, burlesque, Dantesque, desk, grotesque, humoresque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picturesque, plateresque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque
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