stat·u·esque | \ˌsta-chə-ˈwesk \

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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Architecture’s loss was modeling’s gain in the case of Anna Klevhag, a statuesque Swede who was headed to university to study the latter when she was unexpectedly drawn into fashion. Vogue, "How Anna K. Made the Transition from ’90s Catwalker to Life Coach for Models (and Acquired a Title Along the Way)," 8 June 2018 And for the matinee on June 20, the powerful, statuesque Christine Shevchenko makes her New York debut as Odette/Odile opposite the charismatic James Whiteside. New York Times, "8 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 14 June 2018 The statuesque building has always stood proudly on the outside waiting for the city of Detroit to join her. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit train station was a place where memories were made," 12 June 2018 Aluminum is the defining material, from the nearly 17,000 caps that punctuate the marble and granite façade to the statuesque vents prominently displayed in the atrium-like cashier’s hall, a sleek and airy marvel of iron, glass and light. A. J. Goldmann, WSJ, "How Otto Wagner Made Vienna Modern," 12 June 2018 The statuesque woman grew up in a health-conscious household. Amy Chillag, CNN, "How to achieve 'functional fitness' in middle age without injuring yourself," 28 May 2018 His physique is statuesque: 6 foot 3, big shoulders, little joints, cover-model muscles. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "The Physics—and Physicality—of Extreme Juggling," 17 May 2018 There are many different species, but hollow-stemmed Joe Pye has seriously statuesque height (almost 8 feet) coupled with the genus’s big tufts of pink-purple flowers. Molly Marquand, Good Housekeeping, "15 Native Wildflowers Every Gardener Should Plant," 5 May 2017 One ebullient pair — a statuesque woman with muscular arms and a sporty headband and her husband, a Brit with a dry wit whose deformed arms end at the elbows with thumbless hands — describe their wedding. Peter Keough,, "Unconventional relationships are at the heart of ‘Partners’," 3 May 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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