grotesque
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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 5).
grotesque(
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tehsk
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ugly and distorted)
a. grotesco
Bosch's paintings are filled with grotesque and fantastical figures.Las pinturas de El Bosco están llenas de criaturas grotescas y fantásticas.
2. (genre)
a. grotesco
This playwright's work belongs to the grotesque genre.La obra de este dramaturgo se inscribe dentro del género grotesco.
3. (shocking)
a. absurdo
This is a grotesque waste of precious resources.Esto constituye un desperdicio absurdo de recursos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (distorted person or creature)
a. el grotesco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The teacher explained to us the significance of the grotesques carved into the walls of the cathedral.La profesora nos explicó el significado de los grotescos esculpidos en los muros de la catedral.
5. (genre)
a. el grotesco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This exhibition celebrates the grotesque in art.Esta exposición celebra el grotesco como corriente artística.
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grotesque
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. grotesco(a)
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grotesque [ɡrəʊˈtesk]
adjective
1 (hideous) [+appearance, idea, sight, spectacle] grotesco; [+allegation, proposal] absurdo
2 (Art) grotesco
noun
grotesco (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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