Definition of statuesque in English:

statuesque

Line breaks: statu|esque
Pronunciation: /ˌstatjʊˈɛsk
 
, -tʃʊ-/

adjective

1(Of a woman) attractively tall, graceful, and dignified: her statuesque beauty
More example sentences
  • My grandmother, who had been widowed many years before, was a tall, statuesque woman with a kind and gentle face and manner.
  • She was a tall, statuesque woman with sleek black hair worn on top of her head, flashing black eyes, a smooth tan complexion and she wore a flashing red silk early 19th century gown.
  • Similar in height to his friend, the two paled in comparison to height of their third companion, a tall statuesque woman with whom black was a predominant color.
Synonyms
2Reminiscent of a statue in size, posture, or stillness: frozen, statuesque attitudes

Origin

late 18th century: from statue, on the pattern of picturesque.

Derivatives

statuesquely

adverb
More example sentences
  • Wodehouse's girls are of three sorts: first, the statuesquely beautiful and domineering, bent on improving the young man to whom they are engaged; second, the soulful and poetic.
  • The exhibition is broadly divided into sections - some deal with more iconic figures posed almost statuesquely as they engage in their pedestrian habits in India, be it washing at the Ganges or saying grace before eating food.
  • Anne Barry, placed statuesquely on a moving platform, became a living geological formation as video footage of oceans and flowing lava were projected onto her enormous dress.

statuesqueness

noun
More example sentences
  • Thurman's statuesqueness has been an eye-drawing asset in previous performances, but it was a serious impediment to learning how to beat the life out of people.
  • Rubens is perhaps best known for paintings of women whom he depicts with a degree of statuesqueness that seems in the same general league as that of Renoir.

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