statuesque

adjective
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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Other Words from statuesque

statuesquely adverb

Examples of statuesque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, as Martindale and the Ravens prepare for the second half of their 2020 season, the statuesque quarterback seems like a monument to a bygone era. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens’ Lamar Jackson, Patriots' Cam Newton show the promise — and peril — of dual-threat QBs," 13 Nov. 2020 As one of the last remaining links to Hollywood’s Golden Age, the statuesque beauty could easily retire and bask in the laurels and post-career honors that would come her way. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, "With ‘The Life Ahead,’ Sophia Loren is approaching her 100th movie. She’s going for much more.," 5 Nov. 2020 Movie agents would come to check her out onstage and deem her too statuesque to be easily cast. Frank Bruni Photographs By Craig Mcdean, New York Times, "Sigourney Weaver," 19 Oct. 2020 The architect is Jeanne Gang, who rose to prominence a decade ago for her 82-story Aqua, a statuesque slab in Chicago that was the tallest building in the world designed by a woman. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Twisty white Mira tower is dazzling on the skyline, but less so on the ground," 12 July 2020 Rivers has a good relationship with Reich, who coached him for three seasons in San Diego, and the Colts have one of the league’s best offensive lines, presumably taking pressure off of the statuesque Rivers. Joel A. Erickson, USA TODAY, "QB Philip Rivers reaches one-year contract with Indianapolis Colts," 17 Mar. 2020 As the beat reaches its booming climax, the bandmembers whip toward each other and strike a statuesque pose with their hands on their hips, just in time for the music to stop. Nolan Feeney, Billboard, "Inside Blackpink's U.S. Takeover: How the K-Pop Queens Are Changing the Game," 28 Feb. 2019 As statuesque as castles are in Ireland, these heavily decorated pieces of furniture were also grand in their presentation. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Celebrating our Celtic influences: Yenke Peddler antiques," 12 Mar. 2020 Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. Ben Walker, Anchorage Daily News, "Poodle perfection: Siba wins best in show at Westminster," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of statuesque

1799, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2020

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“Statuesque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statuesque. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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statuesque

adjective
How to pronounce statuesque (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of statuesque

: tall and beautiful

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