grotesquerie


gro·tes·que·rie

noun \grō-ˈtes-kə-rē\
plural gro·tes·que·ries

Definition of GROTESQUERIE

1
:  something that is grotesque
2
:  the quality or state of being grotesque :  grotesqueness

Variants of GROTESQUERIE

gro·tes·que·rie also gro·tes·que·ry \grō-ˈtes-kə-rē\

Examples of GROTESQUERIE

  1. <born Joseph Merrick, the so-called Elephant Man was for a time exhibited as a sideshow grotesquerie>

Origin of GROTESQUERIE

grotesque + French -erie -ery
First Known Use: circa 1666

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