Definition of baroque adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

baroque

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//bəˈrɒk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bəˈroʊk//
 
(also Baroque)[usually before noun] Styles of art, Architectural styles, Styles of music
 
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used to describe European architecture, art and music of the 17th and early 18th centuries that has a grand and highly decorated style baroque churches/music the baroque period See related entries: Styles of art, Architectural styles, Styles of music Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French (originally designating a pearl of irregular shape), from Portuguese barroco, Spanish barrueco, or Italian barocco; of unknown ultimate origin.

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