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[joo-noh-esk] /ˌdʒu noʊˈɛsk/
(of a woman) stately; regal.
Origin of Junoesque
1885-90; Juno + -esque Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This girl's figure was more Junoesque than was usual with her kind, her waist larger.

  • Mrs. Harris is a very large lady, tall and Junoesque, a figure which would catch the eye in any assembly.

  • Julia squared her Junoesque shoulders against the crooked tree and stood her ground.

    The Open Question Elizabeth Robins
  • Mum was a handsome Junoesque blonde, sharp of eye and tongue, distinctly the boss, and inclined to make the most of it.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut Charles W. L. Bryde
  • The whole Junoesque body of the young woman—a true Madrid type—trembled with joy.

    Their Son; The Necklace Eduardo Zamacois
  • She is said to have a Junoesque figure, a face of rare beauty and a manner of real charm.

    In the Track of the Trades Lewis R. Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for Junoesque


having stately bearing and regal beauty like the goddess Juno
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Junoesque

in reference to stately, mature beauty, 1861, from Juno + -esque. Qualities associated with the Roman goddess, who also was notable for her fits of rage.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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