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grotesquerie

noun gro·tes·que·rie \grō-ˈtes-kə-rē\

Definition of grotesquerie

plural gro·tes·que·ries

  1. 1 :  something that is grotesque

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being grotesque :  grotesqueness



Examples of grotesquerie

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



Variants of grotesquerie

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

Origin of grotesquerie

grotesque + French -erie -ery


First Known Use: circa 1666


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