Gongorism

noun
Gon·​go·​rism | \ ˈgäŋ-gə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce Gongorism (audio) \

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 How to pronounce gongoristic (audio) \ 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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“Gongorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gongorism. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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