Romanesque

adjective
Ro·​man·​esque | \ ˌrō-mə-ˈnesk How to pronounce Romanesque (audio) \

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

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Romanesque noun

First Known Use of Romanesque

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Romanesque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Romanesque. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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