churrigueresque

adjective, often capitalized
chur·​ri·​gue·​resque | \ ˌchu̇r-i-gə-ˈresk How to pronounce churrigueresque (audio) \

Definition of churrigueresque

: of or relating to a Spanish baroque architectural style characterized by elaborate surface decoration or its Latin American adaptation

First Known Use of churrigueresque

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for churrigueresque

Spanish churrigueresco, from José Churriguera †1725 Spanish architect

Learn More About churrigueresque

Time Traveler for churrigueresque

Time Traveler

The first known use of churrigueresque was in 1845

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near churrigueresque

churrasco

churrigueresque

churro

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for churrigueresque

Cite this Entry

“Churrigueresque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/churrigueresque. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on churrigueresque

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about churrigueresque

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!