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Adjective: grotesque (grotesquer,grotesquest)  grow'tesk
  1. Distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
    "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas";
    - monstrous
  2. Ludicrously odd
    "a grotesque reflection in the mirror";
    - antic [archaic], fantastic, fantastical
Noun: grotesque  grow'tesk
  1. Art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants

Derived forms: grotesquer, grotesques, grotesquest

See also: oddball, strange, ugly, unbeautiful, unusual

Type of: art, fine art

Encyclopedia: Grotesque