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baroque

ba·roque

baroque

 
 
pronunciation:
b rok
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: (often cap.) of or pertaining to the style or period in art, music, and architecture prevailing in Europe following the Renaissance, from about 1550 to about 1750, characterized by bold and elaborate forms of ornamentation.
Much Baroque music featured the harpsichord or the pipe organ.
similar words:
rococo
definition 2: ornately or extravagantly ornamented, esp. verging on grotesque; flamboyant.
synonyms:
flamboyant, florid, ornate, overwrought
similar words:
arabesque, decorated, elaborate, fancy, festooned, flashy, frilly, garish, gaudy, ornamented
definition 3: shaped irregularly.
a baroque pearl
synonyms:
irregular
similar words:
asymmetric, deformed, grotesque, misshapen, uneven
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) the style or period in art, music, and architecture prevailing in Europe following the Renaissance.
This very ornate cathedral is an example of Baroque.
similar words:
rococo
definition 2: a thing that is extravagantly decorated or ornate.
similar words:
arabesque, bauble, gewgaw