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Meaning of BAROQUE

Pronunciation:  bu'rowk

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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
  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
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