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Definition of 'grotesque'

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  1. art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants


  1. 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
  2. ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
       Synonyms: antic fantastic fantastical

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