a mode of painting, sculpture, and ornamentation in which all-natural types and monstrous figures are intertwined in strange or fanciful combinations.
A work of art executed in this design.
a method of ornamentation characterized by fanciful combinations of intertwined types.
A sans serif typeface.
A whimsical figure, or scene, such as for example is found in old crypts and grottoes.
whatever is grotesque, as an uncouth or ill-proportioned figure, rude and savage views, an inartistic, clownish, or absurd fancy, a clumsy satire, or perhaps the want.
Specifically In art, a capricious figure, work, or decoration; especially, a number of arabesque which all together does not have any key in nature, being a mix of the areas of pets and plants, and of other incongruous elements.
In printing, any uncouth form of type; specifically, in Great Britain, the black colored square-cut display-type called gothic in the usa.
art characterized by an incongruous combination of elements of people and pets interwoven with flowers
ergo associated with fantastic personality of these grotto-work and of its decoration; extremely shaped; of unusual forms and proportions; ludicrous; antic (which see), as the arabesques for the Renaissance, where numbers man on waist terminate in scrolls, leafage, and so on, and involving pet forms and impossible flowers; hence, as a whole, whimsical, extravagant, or odd; absurdly bold: often, or more frequently, utilized in a feeling of condemnation or depreciation.
Synonyms Fantastic, etc. (see fanciful); whimsical, crazy, unusual.