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grotesque

Pronunciation: /grəʊˈtesk/

Translation of grotesque in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [creature/deformity/appearance] grotesco it seems to us grotesque that … nos parece atroz que … a grotesque distortion of the truth una burda tergiversación de la verdad
    Example sentences
    • Poverty is ugly and the most grotesque form of slavery.
    • The one true romance has had its legs cut out from under it; we are left with the ugly, grotesque caricature of lust that drives these two to their ultimate doom.
    • Even the tots wore their costumes and enjoyed the fun, peering through their grotesque masks, and frightening their elders.
    1.2 [Art/Arte] [art/style] grotesco

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Art/Arte] (style) the grotesque el grotesco

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