Definitions

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  • adj. Reminiscent of David Bowie (born 1947), English musician and actor, or his work; glamorous; eclectic; innovative.

Etymologies

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Bowie +‎ -esque

Examples

  • Among the clutter: glam-folk Bowiesque space oddities; fragile acoustic-guitar balladry; surprisingly adept gangsta-rap parody reminiscent of Beck; a shimmery ditty he's pitching as a jingle; and even an eight-minute ambient sci-fi epic complete with robotic narration.

    JAM! Showbiz

  • It's an album big and spacious enough for you to wander around in, noticing fresh marvels like the hymnal folk of 57821 or the Bowiesque Of Montreal collaboration Make the Bus with each circuit.

    The Guardian World News

  • The Bowiesque chorus kind of squanders the momentum, but not for long.

    London Free Press

  • Just wonder what you all think about this new Clearasil commercial in which a (rather Bowiesque) guy seduces a female ice cream shop worker by unbuttoning his shirt a little:

    Unapologetically Female

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