Ru·​ben·​esque ˌrü-bə-ˈnesk How to pronounce Rubenesque (audio)
: of, relating to, or suggestive of the painter Rubens or his works
especially : plump or rounded usually in a pleasing or attractive way
a Rubenesque figure

Examples of Rubenesque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Portly gentlemen and Rubenesque ladies were much admired. Miss Manners | Judith Martin, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Rubenesque was in 1815

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“Rubenesque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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