Grotesque is defined as repulsively ugly or shocking.(adjective)
The definition of grotesque is very ugly, distorted or shocking.(noun)
A genre of art that focuses on morbid images is an example of the grotesque.
See grotesque in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < It grottesca (pittura), orig., (picture) in a cave < grotta, grotto: from resemblance to designs found in Roman caves
See grotesque in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From French, a fanciful style of decorative art
Origin: , from Italian grottesca
Origin: , from
Origin: feminine of grottesco, of a grotto
Origin: , from grotta, grotto; see grotto.
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