baroque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via French (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 verruca ‎(wart).

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Rhymes: -ɒk
Rhymes: -əʊk

Adjective[edit]

baroque ‎(comparative more baroque, superlative most baroque)

  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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baroque (masculine and feminine, plural baroques)

  1. baroque (all senses)

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