Definition of "statuesque" [stat•u•esque]

  • Suggestive of a statue, as in proportion, grace, or dignity; stately. (adjective)

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Use "statuesque" in a sentence
  • "Madame Marton is a little taller, with a good figure too, but her body looks harder, what they call a statuesque figure."
  • "Neglected, beautiful statues found in nature are what I call statuesque beauty."
  • "It is an open-air museum of superb bronzes, who, when they condescend to clothe themselves at all, drape in statuesque folds about their brown limbs and bodies a few yards of white or crimson cloth, which adorns rather than conceals."