stat·​u·​esque ˌsta-chə-ˈwesk How to pronounce statuesque (audio)
: resembling a statue especially in dignity, shapeliness, or stillness
especially : having a tall and shapely form
a statuesque actress
statuesquely adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Simply lifting weights won’t transform your body into a statuesque physique. Dallas News, 15 Feb. 2022 Kardashian's dress is an optical illusion, made to look like a statuesque nude body. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2023 More than a half-century later, Lollobrigida still turned heads with her brown, curly hair and statuesque figure, and preferred to be called an actress instead of the gender-neutral term actor. Dallas News, 17 Jan. 2023 Anton Chekhov was probably the least statuesque major Russian writer of his generation. Scott Bradfield, The New Republic, 24 Jan. 2023 And Doja Cat's look muddled the boundaries between real flesh and statuesque works of art just as much as those dipped in gold. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Jan. 2023 More than a half-century later, Lollobrigida still turned heads with a head full of auburn curly hair and her statuesque figure. Frances D'emilio, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2023 Matt Bomer is statuesque while posing in the studio. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 10 Jan. 2023 Brittney Parks put forward a polished, statuesque imagining of her music. Spin Staff, SPIN, 26 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of statuesque was in 1799

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Cite this Entry

“Statuesque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


stat·​u·​esque ˌstach-ə-ˈwesk How to pronounce statuesque (audio)
: resembling a statue especially in size, gracefulness, or beauty
especially : tall and attractive
a statuesque actress

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