• (British) IPA: /ɡɹəʊˈtɛsk/
  • (America) IPA: /ɡɹoʊˈtɛsk/

grotesque (comparative grotesquer, superlative grotesquest)

  1. Distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous.
  2. Disgusting or otherwise viscerally revolting.
  3. (typography) Sans serif.
Translations Noun


  1. A style of ornamentation characterized by fanciful combinations of intertwined forms.
  2. Anything grotesque.
  3. (typography) A sans serif typeface.
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