Definition of the baroque
: a period in the 17th and early 18th centuries in which art and music was characterized by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements The museum is exhibiting paintings from the baroque.
Word by Word Definitions
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
: characterized by grotesqueness, extravagance, complexity, or flamboyance
: irregularly shaped
: the baroque style or the period in which it flourished
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