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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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 Casting talented, boyish Joseph Gordon in the key male role opposite stellar and statuesque Sara Mearns resulted in a peculiar match. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "Personnel Changes and Premieres," 9 Oct. 2018 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

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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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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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