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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gro·tesque /groˈtɛsk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gro·tesque a.
 1. Like the figures found in ancient grottoes; grottolike.
 2. Hence: Wildly or strangely formed; whimsical; extravagant; of irregular forms and proportions; fantastic; ludicrous; antic. Grotesque design.” --Dryden. Grotesque incidents.” --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gro·tesque, n.
 1. A whimsical figure, or scene, such as is found in old crypts and grottoes.
 2. Artificial grotto-work.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: monstrous, unnatural]
      2: ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition";
         "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in
         the mirror" [syn: antic, fantastic, fantastical]
      n : art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of
          humans and animals interwoven with plants