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Meaning of BAROQUE

Pronunciation:  bu'rowk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  elaborate an extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
  2. [adj]  having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation; "the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells
 

BAROQUE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: baroqueness, churrigueresco, churrigueresque, fancy
 
 See Also: artistic style, idiom

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ba*roque"\, a. [F.; cf. It. barocco.] (Arch.)
    In bad taste; grotesque; odd.
    
    
  2. \Ba*roque"\, a.
    Irregular in form; -- said esp. of a pearl.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. An early logic programming language written by Boyer and Moore in 1972.

    ["Computational Logic: Structure Sharing and Proof of program Properties", J. Moore, DCL Memo 67, U Edinburgh 1974].

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  2. Feature-encrusted; complex; gaudy; verging on excessive. Said of hardware or (especially) software designs, this has many of the connotations of elephantine or monstrosity but is less extreme and not pejorative in itself. "metafont even has features to introduce random variations to its letterform output. Now *that* is baroque!"

    See also rococo.

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Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arabesque, bizarre, brain-born, busy, chichi, deformed, dream-built, elaborate, elegant, embellished, extravagant, fanciful, fancy, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasque, fantastic, fine, flamboyant, florid, flowery, freak, freakish, frilly, fussy, gilt, Gothic, grotesque, high-wrought, labored, luscious, luxuriant, luxurious, maggoty, malformed, misbegotten, misshapen, monstrous, moresque, notional, ornamented, ornate, ostentatious, outlandish, overelaborate, overelegant, overlabored, overworked, overwrought, picturesque, preposterous, pretty-pretty, rich, rococo, scrolled, teratogenic, teratoid, whimsical, wild
 

 

 

 

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