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Baroque  adj.  (Arch.)
Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, an artistic style common in the 17th century, characterized by the use of complex and elaborate ornamentation, curved rather than straight lines, and, in music a high degree of embellishment.
Hence, overly complicated, or ornamented to excess; in bad taste; grotesque; odd.
Irregular in form; said esp. of a pearl.

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"Baroque" Quotes from Famous Books

... in a smoke-blue and rose-color effect that long since had caught my fancy for night work; the shades inset with imitation semi-precious stones, rough-cut things of sapphire, tourmaline-pink and baroque pearl. ...
— The Thing from the Lake • Eleanor M. Ingram

... or upon the seashore with it, to enjoy the fresco." There was, in fact, a bold gayety in the aspect of the city, without the refinement which you do not begin to feel till you get into North Italy. When I came upon church after church, with its facade of Spanish baroque, I lamented the want of Gothic delicacy and beauty, but I was consoled abundantly later in the churches antedating the Spanish domination. I had no reason, such as travellers give for hating places, to be dissatisfied with Naples in any way. I had been warned that the customs officers were ...
— Roman Holidays and Others • W. D. Howells

Words linked to "Baroque" :   churrigueresque, artistic style, Baroque era, Baroque period, churrigueresco, age, fancy, baroqueness, historic period, idiom

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