adjective Ro·man·esque \ˌrō-mə-ˈnesk\

: of or relating to a style of architecture that was used in Europe during the 11th and 12th centuries and that included round arches, thick and heavy walls, and small windows

Full Definition of ROMANESQUE

:  of or relating to a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles and characterized in its development after 1000 by the use of the round arch and vault, substitution of piers for columns, decorative use of arcades, and profuse ornament
Romanesque noun

First Known Use of ROMANESQUE



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