chur·​ri·​gue·​resque ˌchu̇r-i-gə-ˈresk How to pronounce churrigueresque (audio)
often capitalized
: of or relating to a Spanish baroque architectural style characterized by elaborate surface decoration or its Latin American adaptation

Examples of churrigueresque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In San Francisco, the beloved Castro Theatre, a historic 1920s movie palace built in the churrigueresque style, faces change under new ownership. Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2022

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Word History


Spanish churrigueresco, from José Churriguera †1725 Spanish architect

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of churrigueresque was in 1845

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“Churrigueresque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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