baroque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via French baroque (which originally meant a pearl of irregular shape), from Portuguese barroco (irregular pearl); related to Spanish barrueco and Italian barocco, of uncertain ultimate origin, but possibly from Latin verrūca (wart).

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Rhymes: -ɒk
Rhymes: -əʊk

Adjective[edit]

baroque (comparative baroquer, superlative baroquest)

  1. Ornate, intricate, decorated, laden with detail.
  2. Complex and beautiful, despite an outward irregularity.
  3. Chiseled from stone, or shaped from wood, in a garish, crooked, twisted, or slanted sort of way, grotesque.
  4. Embellished with figures and forms such that every level of relief gives way to more details and contrasts.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ba.ʁɔk/
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Adjective[edit]

baroque (plural baroques)

  1. baroque (all senses)

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