Gongorism

noun
Gon·​go·​rism | \ˈgäŋ-gə-ˌri-zəm \

Definition of Gongorism 

: a literary style characterized by studied obscurity and by the use of various ornate devices

Other Words from Gongorism

gongoristic \ ˌgäŋ-​gə-​ˈri-​stik \ adjective

First Known Use of Gongorism

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gongorism

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

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