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Meaning of ROCOCO

Pronunciation:  ru'kowkow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fanciful but graceful asymmetric ornamentation in art and architecture that originated in France in the 18th century
  2. [adj]  having excessive asymmetrical ornamentation; "an exquisite gilded rococo mirror"

ROCOCO is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: fancy
 See Also: artistic style, idiom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ro*co"co\, n. [F.; of uncertain etymology.]
    A florid style of ornamentation which prevailed in Europe in
    the latter part of the eighteenth century.
  2. \Ro*co"co\, a.
    Of or pertaining to the style called rococo; like rococo;
    florid; fantastic.
Computing Dictionary

baroque in the extreme. Used to imply that a program has become so encrusted with the software equivalent of gold leaf and curlicues that they have completely swamped the underlying design. Called after the later and more extreme forms of Baroque architecture and decoration prevalent during the mid-1700s in Europe. Alan Perlis said: "Every program eventually becomes rococo, and then rubble."

Compare critical mass.

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