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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Baroque, Baroque era, Baroque period(noun)

    the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe

  2. baroque, baroqueness(adj)

    elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century

  3. baroque, churrigueresque, churrigueresco(adj)

    having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation

    "the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells

  4. baroque, Baroque(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750


  1. Baroque(Adjective)

    from the Baroque period in visual art and music.

    Etymology: From the barroco

  2. Baroque(ProperNoun)

    A period in western architecture from ca. 1600 to the middle of the eighteenth century, known for its abundance of decoration.

    Etymology: From the barroco

  3. Baroque(ProperNoun)

    A period in western art from ca. 1600 to the middle of the eighteenth century, characterized by drama, rich color, and dramatic contrast between light and shadow.

    Etymology: From the barroco

  4. Baroque(ProperNoun)

    A period in western music from ca. 1600 to ca. 1760, characterized by extensive use of counterpoint, basso-continuo, and extensive ornamentation.

    Etymology: From the barroco

  5. Baroque(ProperNoun)

    The chess variant invented in 1962 by mathematician Robert Abbott, or any of its descendants, where pieces move alike, but have differing methods of capture.

    Etymology: From the barroco

  6. baroque(Adjective)

    ornate, intricate, decorated, laden with detail.

    Etymology: From the barroco

  7. baroque(Adjective)

    complex and beautiful, despite an outward irregularity.

    Etymology: From the barroco

  8. baroque(Adjective)

    chiseled from stone, or shaped from wood, in a garish, crooked, twisted, or slanted sort of way, grotesque.

    Etymology: From the barroco

  9. baroque(Adjective)

    embellished with figures and forms such that every level of relief gives way to more details and contrasts.

    Etymology: From the barroco

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baroque(adj)

    in bad taste; grotesque; odd


  1. Baroque

    The Baroque is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance and music. The style began around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe. The popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent, in response to the Protestant Reformation, that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumphant power and control. Baroque palaces are built around an entrance of courts, grand staircases and reception rooms of sequentially increasing opulence.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Baroque

    bar-ōk′, adj. originally a jeweller's term, but applied in art generally to extravagant ornamental designs: whimsical, odd. [Fr. baroque; perh. from L. verruca, wart, but referred by some to Ar. burāq, hard earth mixed with stones.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Baroque

    ornamentation of a florid and incongruous character, more lavish and showy rather than true and tasteful; much in vogue from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. baroque

    [common] Feature-encrusted; complex; gaudy; verging on excessive. Said of hardware or (esp.) software designs, this has many of the connotations of elephantine or monstrosity but is less extreme and not pejorative in itself. In the absence of other, more negative descriptions this term suggests that the software is trembling on the edge of bad taste but has not quite tipped over into it. “Metafont even has features to introduce random variations to its letterform output. Now that is baroque!” See also rococo.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baroque in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baroque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Baroque in a Sentence

  1. Di Martino:

    I know you can't build Baroque churches today, but there is definitely a disconnect between the populace and the ideas of these architects, the big issue is that we are in search of a model that can represent our era. And we haven't found one.

  2. Elio Kapszuk:

    The lack of justice means that, 25 years later, the attack is still with us, we asked Julio to generate new photographs that had connection points with those earlier baroque-style images, loaded with drama, taken after 09.53 when the bomb killed 85 people and left more than 300 injured.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    I primarily like classical music, particularly Baroque music.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. deny
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