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Dantesque Line breaks: Dant|esque
Pronunciation: /ˌdantɪˈɛsk/
(also Dante-esque)

Definition of Dantesque in English:


Another term for Dantean.
Example sentences
  • They are the record of Cohen's Dantesque journey to Purgatory and back.
  • Kanal's subplots sketch different human reactions in the midst of this Dante-esque catastrophe.
  • T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound loved Dante, but they hardly conceived of being Dantesque.

Words that rhyme with Dantesque

arabesque, burlesque, desk, grotesque, humoresque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picaresque, picturesque, plateresque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque

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