Definition of 'grotesque'
- art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
- distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"
Synonyms: monstrous unnatural
- ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
Synonyms: antic fantastic fantastical