plateresque

adjective, often capitalized
plat·​er·​esque | \ ˌpla-tə-ˈresk How to pronounce plateresque (audio) \

Definition of plateresque

: of, relating to, or being a 16th century Spanish architectural style characterized by elaborate ornamentation suggestive of silver plate

First Known Use of plateresque

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plateresque

Spanish plateresco, from platero silversmith, from plata silver

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“Plateresque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plateresque. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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