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Origin of arabesque
Examples from the Web for arabesque
Arabesque focuses on Turkey, Morocco and Lebanon, with the added bonus of a beautiful design and great photos.
Amidst the scrolls of arabesque foliage which adorn it, appear the arms of the principal Portuguese nobility.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal|William Beckford
And where he uses an arabesque of foliage, depend upon it it will be to purpose—not redundant.Val d'Arno|John Ruskin
On the arabesque in which the painting is set is a cartel inscribed with name and date.Pintoricchio|Evelyn March Phillipps
- a type of curvilinear decoration in painting, metalwork, etc, with intricate intertwining leaf, flower, animal, or geometrical designs
- a design of flowing lines
Word Origin for arabesque
1610s, "Moorish or Arabic ornamental design," from French arabesque (16c.), from Italian arabesco, from Arabo "Arab," with reference to Moorish architecture. As a ballet pose, first attested 1830. Musical sense, in reference to an ornamented theme, is from 1864, originally the title given by Robert Schumann to one of his piano pieces.