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

Other Words from statuesque

statuesquely adverb

Examples of statuesque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a break in the program, Biles’ parents, who recorded their daughter’s remarks on their phones, were tapped on their shoulders by a statuesque stranger. Marc Malkin, Variety, 16 Nov. 2021 Gone is Charli Collier, the statuesque center and nexus of all that Texas did last season. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Nov. 2021 The statuesque star met the D.C. power lawyer in 1982 at a dinner hosted by Maybelline. Liz Mcneil,, 27 Oct. 2021 For kineticZEN, the Insomniac owl on the stage was nestled in a lotus blossom guarded by two statuesque deities. Melinda Sheckells, Billboard, 25 Oct. 2021 Anya Taylor-Joy's pale yellow Dior gown is a nearly perfect match for her platinum-blonde hair, which elongates the already statuesque nominee by being in a crown-like, middle-parted updo. Marci Robin, Allure, 19 Sep. 2021 Even the statuesque palm trees are still growing under the desert sun. Megan Wood, Travel + Leisure, 10 Sep. 2021 Ruth Olay, the statuesque jazz vocalist and recording artist who entertained Los Angeles nightclub audiences for nearly four decades, has died. Mike Barnes, Billboard, 13 Sep. 2021 Dolberg displayed rather more Danish cool, simply lifting his arms to the sky in a statuesque style, repeating his celebration from his time as an Ajax player. Samindra Kunti, Forbes, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of statuesque

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 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of statuesque

: tall and beautiful

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