statuesque
adjective Date: 1834 resembling a statue especially in dignity, shapeliness, or stillness; especially having a tall and shapely form <
a statuesque actress
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statuesquely adverb

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  • Statuesque — Stat u*esque (st[a^]ch [=oo]*[e^]sk or st[a^]t [ u]*[e^]sk ), a. Partaking of, or exemplifying, the characteristics of a statue; having the symmetry, or other excellence, of a statue artistically made; as, statuesquelimbs; a statuesque attitude.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • statuesque — early 1820s, from STATUE (Cf. statue), patterned on picturesque …   Etymology dictionary

  • statuesque — [adj] tall and dignifed beautiful, graceful, grand, imposing, majestic, regal, shapely, stately, trim, well proportioned; concepts 579,589,779 Ant. short, small …   New thesaurus

  • statuesque — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (especially of a woman) attractively tall, graceful, and dignified. DERIVATIVES statuesquely adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • statuesque — [stach΄o͞o esk′] adj. [ STATU(E) + ESQUE] of or like a statue; specif., a) tall and well proportioned b) having a stately grace and dignity statuesquely adv. statuesqueness n …   English World dictionary

  • Statuesque — Single infobox Name = Statuesque Artist = Sleeper from Album = The It Girl Released = September 1996 Format = CD …   Wikipedia

  • statuesque — [[t]stæ̱tʃue̱sk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A statuesque woman is big and tall, and stands straight. [WRITTEN] She was a statuesque brunette of thirty eight …   English dictionary

  • statuesque — adjective a) Like a statue. Christy Turlington is a statuesque supermodel famous for her Calvin Klein ads. b) Elegantly tall, graceful, and attractive …   Wiktionary

  • statuesque — stat|u|esque [ˌstætʃuˈesk] adj large and beautiful in an impressive way, like a statue ▪ a statuesque woman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • statuesque — adjective large and beautiful in a formal way, like a statue: a tall statuesque woman …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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