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stat·u·esque

 (stăch′o͞o-ĕsk′)
adj.
Suggestive of a statue, as in proportion, grace, or dignity; stately.

stat′u·esque′ly adv.
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statuesque

(ˌstætjʊˈɛsk)
adj
like a statue, esp in possessing great formal beauty or dignity
[C19: from statue + -esque, on the model of picturesque]
ˌstatuˈesquely adv
ˌstatuˈesqueness n
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stat•u•esque

(ˌstætʃ uˈɛsk)

adj.
like or suggesting a statue, as in massive or majestic dignity, grace, or beauty.
[1825–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.statuesque - of size and dignity suggestive of a statue
tall - great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
2.statuesque - suggestive of a statue
shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
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statuesque

adjective well-proportioned, stately, Junoesque, imposing, majestic, dignified, regal She was a statuesque brunette of thirty-eight.
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Translations

statuesque

[ˌstætjʊˈesk] ADJescultural
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statuesque

[ˌstætʃʊˈɛsk] adj [woman] → sculptural(e)
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statuesque

adjstandbildhaft, statuesk (liter); a woman with statuesque lookseine Frau von klassischer Schönheit
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statuesque

[ˌstætjʊˈɛsk] adj (woman) → statuario/a
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References in classic literature ?
As Tarzan rose upon the body of his kill to scream forth his hideous victory cry into the face of the moon the wind carried to his nostrils something which froze him to statuesque immobility and silence.
"Of whom--of what are you thinking?" asked Adele of her companion, whose countenance she had been watching with a little amused attention, arrested by the absorbed expression which seemed to have seized and fixed every feature into a statuesque repose.
She was of majestic form and stature, her attitudes were imposing and statuesque, and her gestures and movements distinguished by a noble and stately grace.
A wondrous transformation was wrought in the motionless mass of statuesque bone and muscle that had an instant before stood as though carved out of the living bronze.
Carter Druse grew pale; he shook in every limb, turned faint, and saw the statuesque group before him as black figures, rising, falling, moving unsteadily in arcs of circles in a fiery sky.
Hermann's baggy cotton gowns had some sort of rudimentary frills at neck and bottom, but this girl's print frocks hadn't even a wrinkle; nothing but a few straight folds in the skirt falling to her feet, and these, when she stood still, had a severe and statuesque quality.
It must be confessed that the artist sometimes got possession of the woman, and indulged in antique coiffures, statuesque attitudes, and classic draperies.
Touched that this statuesque princess could so change, Pierre took her hand and begged her forgiveness, without knowing what for.
He was a handsome fellow, and he made a fine statuesque picture of terror, but it was pitiful to see him suffer so.
The ape-man had advanced well into the gulch as he investigated his surroundings and now as he stood near the tree, satisfied that the tunnel would prove a dry and quiet retreat for the night, he turned to retrace his way to the outer end of the entrance that he might block it with boulders against Numa's return, but even with the thought there came something to his sensitive ears that froze him into statuesque immobility with eyes glued upon the tunnel's mouth.
Along the same path that Tara of Helium had been led Turan was conducted toward the throne room of O-Tar the jeddak, and when he entered the Hall of Chiefs his interest turned to wonder and admiration as he viewed the ranks of statuesque thoatmen decked in their gorgeous, martial panoply.
He sat perfectly still, statuesque in homely fashion, after having delivered himself of his effective assent: "Yes.