fantastical vs grotesque what difference

what is difference between fantastical and grotesque

English

Alternative forms

  • phantastical (dated)
  • phantasticall (archaic)

Etymology

fantastic +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fænˈtæstɪkəl/

Adjective

fantastical (comparative more fantastical, superlative most fantastical)

  1. Of or pertaining to fantasy.
  2. Fanciful or whimsical.
  3. Fantastic.

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle French grotesque (French grotesque), from Italian grottesco (of a cave), from grotta. Compare English grotto.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡɹəʊˈtɛsk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɡɹoʊˈtɛsk/

Adjective

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.

Derived terms

  • grody
  • grotty
  • guro, ero-guro

Translations

Noun

grotesque (countable and uncountable, plural grotesques)

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

Related terms

  • grotesquely
  • grotesqueness

Further reading

  • Grotesque in the 1905 edition of the New International Encyclopedia.

French

Etymology

From Middle French grotesque, from Italian grottesco (of a cave), from grotta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɔ.tɛsk/

Adjective

grotesque (plural grotesques)

  1. farcical (ridiculous)
  2. grotesque

Noun

grotesque m (plural grotesques)

  1. grotesqueness

Further reading

  • “grotesque” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle French

Alternative forms

  • crotesque

Etymology

From Italian grottesco.

Adjective

grotesque m or f (plural grotesques)

  1. farcical (ridiculous)

Descendants

  • English: grotesque
  • French: grotesque

Noun

grotesque f (plural grotesques)

  1. small cave
  2. ornament

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (grotesque, supplement)

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