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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Statistics for churrigueresque

Cite this Entry

“Churrigueresque.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on churrigueresque Encyclopedia article about churrigueresque

Comments on churrigueresque

What made you want to look up churrigueresque? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


delight or enjoyment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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