• Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style in art and architecture developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century, emphasizing dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts.
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style of composition that flourished in Europe from about 1600 to 1750, marked by expressive dissonance and elaborate ornamentation.
  • Extravagant, complex, or bizarre, especially in ornamentation.
  • Irregular in shape.
  • The baroque style or period in art, architecture, or music.
  • Specifically, in <em>music</em>, a style of composition which abounds in extreme, irregular, or unpleasant harmonies or metrical patterns.
  • Odd; bizarre; corrupt and fantastic in style.
  • Specifically, in <em>architecture</em>, applied to a style of decoration which prevailed in Europe during a great part of the eighteenth century, and may be considered to have begun toward the close of the seventeenth century.
  • Sometimes written <em>baroco, barocco, barock.</em>
  • An object of irregular and peculiar form, especially in ornamental art.
  • Ornament, design, etc., of the style and period called baroque. See I., 2.
  • of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, an artistic style common in the 17th century, characterized by the use of complex and elaborate ornamentation, curved rather than straight lines, and, in music a high degree of embellishment.
  • Hence, overly complicated, or ornamented to excess; in bad taste; grotesque; odd.
  • Irregular in form; -- said esp. of a pearl.
  • <xref>ornate</xref>, <xref>intricate</xref>, decorated, laden with detail.
  • <xref>complex</xref> and <xref>beautiful</xref>, despite an outward irregularity.
  • chiseled from stone, or shaped from wood, in a garish, crooked, twisted, or slanted sort of way, <xref>grotesque</xref>.
  • <xref>embellished</xref> with figures and forms such that every level of relief gives way to more details and contrasts.
  • the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
  • elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
  • of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750
  • having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
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