Definition of “grotesque” - English Dictionary

“grotesque” in British English

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(Definition of “grotesque” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“grotesque” in American English

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us /ɡroʊˈtesk/

strange and often frightening in appearance or character:

Some deep-sea creatures look really grotesque.
adverb us /ɡroʊˈtesk·li/

His face was grotesquely scarred.

(Definition of “grotesque” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)