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



BrE BrE//ˌrəʊməˈnesk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌroʊməˈnesk//
Architectural styles
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used to describe a style of architecture that was popular in western Europe from the 10th to the 12th centuries and that had round arches, thick walls and tall pillars see also Norman See related entries: Architectural styles Word OriginFrench, from roman ‘romance’. Culture English Romanesque architecture, which developed from about 1150, is usually called Norman architecture, and one of the finest examples is Durham cathedral. It was replaced by the Gothic style.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Romanesque