Definition of Michelangelesque in English:

Michelangelesque

(also Michaelangelesque)

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Michelangelo; after the manner of Michelangelo's work, especially in being solid, bold, or statuesque.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Barry (1741–1806), history painter, printmaker, and author. From the name of MichelangeloBuonarroti, Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet + -esque.

Pronunciation

Michelangelesque

/ˌmʌɪkəlan(d)ʒəˈlɛsk//ˌmɪkəlan(d)ʒəˈlɛsk/