stat·​u·​esque | \ ˌsta-chə-ˈwesk How to pronounce statuesque (audio) \

Definition of statuesque

: resembling a statue especially in dignity, shapeliness, or stillness especially : having a tall and shapely form a statuesque actress

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statuesquely adverb

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Perissa beach is only seven miles from the port, planted at the base of the statuesque Mesa Vouno Mountain. Adrienne Jordan, National Geographic, "Here are 9 volcanic vineyards for wine tasting with a view," 7 May 2019 Yoan Moncada looking statuesque while faking a bunt in an at-bat against Cole Hamels? Paul Sullivan,, "5 things to watch for tonight in Game 2 of the City Series," 18 June 2019 The theme of inspiration and education is there from the start, as Khalia Campbell, a statuesque dancer who joined the company last year, emerges from a large ensemble to do a solo on the cover over the orchestra pit. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "Review: At Ailey, an Overdone Ode to Inspiration and Education," 13 June 2019 No matter how lavish Chase Center turns out to be, Oakland’s statuesque arena is a hard act to follow. John King,, "A look at why pro basketball and Oracle Arena were a perfect fit," 7 June 2019 There was Nipsey, standing a statuesque 6-foot-3, in an all-white Louis Vuitton outfit with a white horse that carried the petite London, dressed in matching all-white, hair flowing down her shoulders. Jamilah King, Teen Vogue, "Nipsey Hussle's Death Brings a New Generation of Hip-Hop Heartbreak," 7 Apr. 2019 Huntington-Whiteley wore a statuesque Atelier Versace gown and Neil Lane jewels, while Statham looked dashing in a classic tuxedo. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & Jason Statham Did What They Do Best at Last Night's Oscars —Look Gorgeous.," 25 Feb. 2019 None of this would work, of course, without both Goldblum’s statuesque presence and willingness to take such a fashion risk. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Just Give In to Jeff Goldblum’s Winter White Sundance Vision," 30 Jan. 2019 While Cherry does look statuesque in her high-neck white dress, there are a few fashion moments that conjure up her sartorial past, too. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Neneh Cherry Is Back and More Fashionable Than Ever," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of statuesque

1799, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of statuesque

: tall and beautiful

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