moresque

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adjective

mo·​resque mȯ-ˈresk How to pronounce moresque (audio)
mə-
often capitalized
: having the characteristics of Moorish art or architecture

moresque

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noun

often capitalized
: an ornament or decorative motif in Moorish style

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

French, from Spanish morisco, from moro Moor, from Latin Maurus

First Known Use

Adjective

1611, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moresque was in the 15th century

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“Moresque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moresque. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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