Gon·​go·​rism ˈgäŋ-gə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce Gongorism (audio)
: a literary style characterized by studied obscurity and by the use of various ornate devices
gongoristic adjective

Word History


Spanish gongorismo, from Luis de Góngora y Argote †1627 Spanish poet

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gongorism was in 1813

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“Gongorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gongorism. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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