Definition of Daliesque in US English:

Daliesque

adjective

  • Characteristic of the surreal or dreamlike style of the artist Salvador Dalí.

    ‘Daliesque creatures of the night’
    • ‘This seven-minute gem features a wholesome woman dancing across a Daliesque landscape of grotesque figures, broken bridges, and eerie shadows.’
    • ‘Its walls are scarred with bullets and shell fragments, its fountain is twisted into a Daliesque art form.’
    • ‘Cities were peppered with warped buildings and other strange Daliesque distortions.’
    • ‘In a couple of the drawings, one might identify a Daliesque world of illusion.’
    • ‘Contrary to what some have said, this was not satire, nor was it Daliesque surrealism.’
    • ‘Two epic and overlapping circles, more than one-third of a mile long from end to end, seem to drape like Daliesque clocks over the bulging landscape.’

Pronunciation

Daliesque

/ˌdɑliˈɛsk//ˌdälēˈesk/