Translation of grotesque in Spanish:


grotesco, adj.

Pronunciation /ɡroʊˈtɛsk/ /ɡrə(ʊ)ˈtɛsk/


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    (creature/deformity/appearance) grotesco
    it seems to us grotesque that … nos parece atroz que …
    • a grotesque distortion of the truth una burda tergiversación de la verdad
    • Poverty is ugly and the most grotesque form of slavery.
    • The one true romance has had its legs cut out from under it; we are left with the ugly, grotesque caricature of lust that drives these two to their ultimate doom.
    • Even the tots wore their costumes and enjoyed the fun, peering through their grotesque masks, and frightening their elders.
    • Lately he's been an authority on patently grotesque facial hair patterns.
    • A demonic light flashed behind the grotesque mask of amiability.
    • The pristine beach was now a sheet of razor-sharp glass, twisted into hideous and grotesque spires and craters.
    • They each wore a disgusting mask, grotesque caricatures of the human face.
    • Another boy did a grotesque parody of a monster drawling incoherent, preposterous demands.
    • The bull's carcass dragged and hung in a grotesque parody of crucifixion.
    • But this post-World War II system was only a grotesque parody of a gold standard.
    • Similarly, the emphasis on waiting times for day surgery leads to a grotesque distortion of priorities.
    • The military stands out as a particularly grotesque example of the latter.
    • Today we are faced with a particularly grotesque form of appeasement.
    • Turning on the Admiral, her face twisted into a grotesque mask of furor and grief.
    • He continuously draws pictures of the creature's grotesque porcelain mask.
    • Even grimmer and more grotesque scenarios are amply available in the world of globalization.
    • The latter piece, rather grotesque and humorous, will probably never become popular.
    • Their spirits will not find peace hanging there like grotesque decorations from an evil celebration.
    • Her auburn hair was matted with dried blood and her wings looked like grotesque twigs.
    • We should close down this grotesque spectacle, and grant these performing primates their freedom and their privacy.
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    (art/style) grotesco


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    the grotesque el grotesco
    • His writing - poetry, drama, and opinions - is a curious blend of disciplined classicism and carnival grotesque.
    • The adaptation of this decorative style came to be known as grotesque, based on the word grotto.
  • 2literary

    personaje grotesco masculine
    esperpento masculine
    • The 18th-century singeries go back to Jean Bérain, who first hit on the idea c. 1695 of replacing the classical fauns and statues of Renaissance grotesques by figures of monkeys.
    • The former is seen in the rectilinear and symmetrical designs, including some carvings and moldings that are formed with characteristic regence strapwork, grotesques, and classical motifs from antiquity.
    • The Baroque introduced grotesques along with the heavy ball dangling from the central shaft, anchoring detachable rows of arms that allowed the hanging fixture to mutate vertically.
    • The characters, or rather their moulded images, are from the sketchbook, social grotesques masquerading as pillars of society.
    • In the large ensemble cast, he gives the standout performance as the endearingly needy, shambling Tommy, the most human figure in what often seems like a gallery of grotesques and cartoon caricatures.
    • Standing among these grotesques, one immediately attempted to connect the images, to deduce the cultural and social milieu from which they came.
    • No less remarkable is the decoration on an enchanting plate, which is inspired by painted grotesques from around 1500, and surrounds a bizarre mannerist figure.
    • Its 252 leaves includes two full-page miniatures and thousands of exquisite marginalia embracing a whole menagerie of birds and beasties, monsters, fables, grotesques and vignettes of daily life.
    • Out in the street, he found a carnival of grotesques behind the surface of the world.
    • Gargoyles and grotesques, which top the building, were donated to the Cathedral by civic and school groups over the years.
    • Each arm seems to take on a life of its own, morphing into quasi-abstract creature heads, unnamable grotesques of glass and pigment, stripes and dots.
    • Gradually, in other songs, Dylan gives more license to clowns and fools, gargoyles and grotesques.
    • In a more fantastical vein, there is a goofy, exactingly etched scene from the story of Salome, with a cast of funny grotesques including an old woman dancing nude, a corpulent Herod and a naked man using a small boy as a violin.
    • A contemporary mind will also be conscious that she is a woman painting women - and, often, find her naked grotesques easier to accept than if a man had painted them.
    • Like all good grotesques, these works simultaneously attract and repel, provoking us into uneasy awareness of ourselves.
    • In the process, what could have been a portentous freak show of rural grotesques became a memorable portrait of painful family fissures.
    • Populated by grotesques and caricatures it was a love/hate letter for an England fading into sepia.
    • They're a pastiche of grotesques lifted from the canon of Southern literature with additional fever-pitch dialogue from every drug-addiction novel ever written.
    • Religious sculptures and grotesques are visible on the walls.
    • At the bottom of each slope of this gablet is a carved grotesque.