Rubenesque
adjective Date: 1913 of, relating to, or suggestive of the painter Rubens or his works; especially plump or rounded usually in a pleasing or attractive way <
a Rubenesque figure
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  • Rubenesque — [ro͞o΄bə nesk′] adj. 1. of, characteristic of, or like the art of Rubens; colorful, sensual, opulent, etc. 2. full and shapely; voluptuous: said of a woman s figure * * * Ru·ben·esque (ro͞o bə nĕskʹ) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or in the style of… …   Universalium

  • Rubenesque — of a woman s body, rounded and alluringly plump, 1904, of the type characteristic of the paintings of Flemish painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 1640) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rubenesque — [ro͞o΄bə nesk′] adj. 1. of, characteristic of, or like the art of Rubens; colorful, sensual, opulent, etc. 2. full and shapely; voluptuous: said of a woman s figure …   English World dictionary

  • rubenesque — |rübə̇|nesk adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Peter Paul Rubens died 1640 Flem. painter + English esque : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of the painter Rubens or his work the high ceiling was painted blue with a sky… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rubenesque — Ru•ben•esque [[t]ˌru bəˈnɛsk[/t]] adj. (sometimes l.c.) 1) fia of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Peter Paul Rubens or his paintings 2) cvb plumply voluptuous: a Rubenesque figure[/ex] Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • Rubenesque — adjective plump and sensuous (referring to the figure of a woman) Syn: zaftig, voluptuous …   Wiktionary

  • Rubenesque — adj. resembling the artistic style of Rubens (Flemish painter) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rubenesque — ru·ben·esque …   English syllables

  • Rubenesque — /rubənˈɛsk/ (say roohbuhn esk) adjective (of a woman) plump in an attractive way. {from Peter Paul Ruben(s) (in whose paintings women typically had this physique) + esque} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Rubens — Rubenesque, Rubensian /rooh ben zee euhn/, adj. /rooh beuhnz/; Flem. /rddyuu beuhns/, n. Peter Paul /pee teuhr pawl/; Flem. /pay teuhrdd powl/, 1577 1640, Flemish painter. * * * …   Universalium

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