meaning of -esque

-esque meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming factor meaning "resembling or recommending the style of," from French -esque "like, in how of," from Italian -esco, which, with Medieval Latin -iscus, is from Frankish or some other Germanic origin (compare Old High German -isc, German -isch; see -ish).


-esque meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix of certain terms through the French, Italian, and Spanish. It denotes manner or style; like; since, arabesque, after the types of the Arabs.


-esque meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix of specific words from the French, Italian, and Spanish. It denotes manner or style; like; as, arabesque, following the types of the Arabs.