Gongorism

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noun Gon·go·rism \ˈgäŋ-gə-ˌri-zəm\

Definition of Gongorism

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

gongoristic

play \ˌgäŋ-gə-ˈri-stik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of gongorism

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


First Known Use: 1813

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