Translation of grotesque in Spanish:
- 1.1(creature/deformity/appearance)it seems to us grotesque that …a grotesque distortion of the truthnos parece atroz que …una burda tergiversación de la verdadExample sentences1.2 (Art)
- 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 (Art) (style) See examples: the grotesqueel grotescoExample sentences
- His writing - poetry, drama, and opinions - is a curious blend of disciplined classicism and carnival grotesque.
- The adaptation of this decorative style came to be known as grotesque, based on the word grotto.
- 2 (person) [literary]personaje (masculine) grotescoExample sentences
- The 18th-century singeries go back to Jean Bérain, who first hit on the idea c. 1695 of replacing the classical fauns and statues of Renaissance grotesques by figures of monkeys.
- The former is seen in the rectilinear and symmetrical designs, including some carvings and moldings that are formed with characteristic regence strapwork, grotesques, and classical motifs from antiquity.
- The Baroque introduced grotesques along with the heavy ball dangling from the central shaft, anchoring detachable rows of arms that allowed the hanging fixture to mutate vertically.
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