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  • adjective Relating to, or similar to the surreal style of Salvador Dalí's art.

Etymologies

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Dalí +‎ -esque

Examples

  • So many men just trim them, but I'm looking to demonstrate a kind of Daliesque flair with them.

    "He is totally bringing the male perm back. Though I’m not sure it was ever in, necessarily."

  • And as if he were in charge of the opening-night festivities, it was replete with acrobats, jugglers and Daliesque mustaches handed out for the amusement of the elegantly dressed ladies and gentlemen.

    Jerry Chautin: Salvador Dali: Virtuoso Artist or Clever Marketer?

  • My body wanted more sleep, but my mind, after twelve hours of Daliesque dreams, desired something else—something normal, reality, a tangible action to remind itself it was alive.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • A Daliesque painting that sends us going in a direction that will not get us there.

    'Being Right'. The Runaway Train.

  • At one point, where in Clampett's film the Do-Do ran up a curved tree and then along the underside of its branch, in this new 'toon the bird runs up a curved surface supported by a Daliesque crutch.

    12/17: Porky In Wackyland; Dough For the Do-Do; Quai des orfèvres

  • At one point, where in Clampett's film the Do-Do ran up a curved tree and then along the underside of its branch, in this new 'toon the bird runs up a curved surface supported by a Daliesque crutch.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • GOP Neanderthals in Congress keep waking up screaming from the same recurrent nightmare, in which they're drowning under a flood of pink slips, all blissfully signed by a cross-eyed and drooling George W. Bush in the foreground against some Daliesque tableau of melting clocks and angry headless voters menacingly marching in their direction, knives and forks in hand.

    We Were Right, They Were Wrong

  • Obsessively jealous of Aurora, he has stolen her Moor paintings; to reclaim them, Moraes finds his way into Miranda's Daliesque fortress.

    Palimpsest Regained

  • Now she understood that Roland had once been much more than a cop riding a Daliesque range at the end of the world.

    The Waste Lands

  • Jury could see in her mind all of the carefully chosen paraphernalia symbolizing safety — the bolts, the locks, the chains — all melt in some Daliesque landscape and run like dark blood down her door.

    the dirty duck

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