Today’s word looks and sounds like it’s meaning. A great word, I hope you agree.
noun: grotesque; plural noun: grotesques
1.a very ugly or comically distorted figure or image.“the rods are carved in the form of a series of gargoyle faces and grotesques”
a style of decorative painting or sculpture consisting of the interweaving of human and animal forms with flowers and foliage.
2.Printinga family of 19th-century sans serif typefaces.
mid 16th century (as noun): from French crotesque (the earliest form in English), from Italian grottesca, from opera or pittura grottesca ‘work or painting resembling that found in a grotto’; ‘grotto’ here probably denoted the rooms of ancient buildings in Rome which had been revealed by excavations, and which contained murals in the grotesque style.