late 16th century: from French zani or Italian zan(n)i, Venetian form of Gianni, Giovanni ‘John’, stock name of the servants acting as clowns in the commedia dell’arte.
zany in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)
The Giant Influence of Japanese Pop Culture, … of anime, with its exaggerated facial expressions and zany characters, poses …. The penetration of Japanese culture into India then becomes …
Kapil Dev Or Sharma? Twitter’s Take on Ranveer’s World Cup Antics, The actor, who is set to play former Indian skipper Kapil Dev in sports … Others couldn’t seem to look beyond Ranveer’s zany outfit – the actor …
‘Aladdin’ review: The same old world, Lacking in originality, the only magical thing about this live-action remake is Will Smith’s zany Genie. Disney has been treading on very thin ice …
Donald Trump’s zany British vacation: How badly will he screw this …, Donald Trump’s zany British vacation: How badly will he screw this one …. “I have determined that India has not assured the United States that …
Looking ahead in 2019 the zany & unpredictable … pollution on human health and the environment in India and elsewhere around the world.”.
Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of zany
zany sounds like Johnny…Johnny Walker, a comedian with a zany sense of humour.
mid 16th century (as noun): from French crotesque (the earliest form in English), from Italian grottesca, from opera or pittura grottesca ‘work or painting resembling that found in a grotto’; ‘grotto’ here probably denoted the rooms of ancient buildings in Rome which had been revealed by excavations, and which contained murals in the grotesque style.
Grotesque in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)
Chennai’s killers share grotesque trait: Like to watch victims die.
Harlan Ullman: Presidential race has become grotesque game show.
Grotesque ISIS video shows the training of child soldiers.
GROTESQUE images of gangrenous toes and clogged arteries are to be emblazoned across cigarette packets made for sale in UK shops.
An economy that tackles the grotesque inequality that is holding people back.
Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of grotesque
imagine a tusk grow on your face… you will look grotesque 🙂