Grotesque

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  • art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
  • distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"
  • ludicrously odd; "Hamlet''s assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"

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  • art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants

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  • Grotesque: The word grotesque comes from the same Latin root as grotto , "a small cave" (which itself originated from Greek κρύπτη krypte, "hidden ...
  • Grotesque (band): Grotesque was a Swedish death metal /black metal band formed in Gothenburg , Sweden in September 1988 from the remains of Conquest by ...
  • Grotesque (The X-Files): "Grotesque" is the fourteenth episode of the third season of the science fiction television series The X-Files and the show's 63rd ...
  • Grotesque (album): Grotesque-, subtitled After the Gramme, is the third studio album by English art punk band The Fall . It was released on 17 November 1980 ...
  • Grotesque (chess): In chess , a grotesque is a problem or endgame study which features a particularly unlikely initial position, especially one in which ...
  • Grotesque (1988 film): Grotesque is a 1988 horror film that was directed by Joe Tornatore. Linda Blair , who previously starred in The Exorcist , starred in the ...
  • Grotesque (2009 film): such as the Saw and Hostel series, Grotesque features minimal narrative or character development and presents the audience with little ...
  • Grotesque (novel): Grotesque is ostensibly a crime novel by Japanese writer Natsuo Kirino , most famous for her novel Out . It was published in English in ...

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