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

Examples of statuesque in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of statuesque was in 1799

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“Statuesque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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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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