Moorish

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See also: moorish and moreish

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Moor +‎ -ish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmʊə.ɹɪʃ/, /ˈmɔː.ɹɪʃ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmʊɹ.ɪʃ/, /ˈmɔɹ.ɪʃ/

Adjective[edit]

Moorish ‎(comparative more Moorish, superlative most Moorish)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Moors or their culture.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      I joy to see you wear around your neck the holy relic I bestowed on you; — but what Moorish charmlet is that you wear beside it?
  2. (architecture) Of or pertaining to a style of Spanish architecture from the time of the Moors, characterized by the horseshoe arch and ornate, geometric decoration.

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