- barons' war,
- baroque organ,
Origin of baroque
Examples from the Web for baroque
Dinner was a baroque affair, on the beach, a warm breeze gently blowing.
Inside, the club is built like a baroque theater, with a dance floor in the center and rows of loggias up the walls.
Who was the most erotic poet of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, when the quatrain reached its courtly zenith?Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Matthew just got it—the dialogue especially, as baroque as it is.Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto|Andrew Romano|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The clavecinistes of the French baroque were especially keen on the idea.
The Eclectic work was done with intelligence, but their system was against them and their baroque age was against them.
The variety of the architectural styles in this great building range from the Moorish to the baroque and the plateresque.Old Continental Towns|Walter M. Gallichan
Especially meritorious were those of Salcillo, greatest of the baroque sculptors.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
There is hardly an Italian city that would not be poorer for the absence of the Baroque.A Short History of Italy|Henry Dwight Sedgwick
He was a prolific painter, but his work tended toward the baroque style, and had a bad influence on the succeeding schools.
noun (often capital)
Word Origin for baroque
1765, from French baroque (15c.) "irregular," from Portuguese barroco "imperfect pearl," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Spanish berruca "a wart."
This style in decorations got the epithet of Barroque taste, derived from a word signifying pearls and teeth of unequal size. [Fuseli's translation of Winkelmann, 1765]
Klein suggests the name may be from Italian painter Federigo Barocci (1528-1612), a founder of the style. How to tell baroque from rococo, according to Fowler: "The characteristics of baroque are grandeur, pomposity, and weight; those of rococo are inconsequence, grace, and lightness." But the two terms often used without distinction for styles featuring odd and excessive ornamentation.
A period in the arts, visual and musical, from about 1600 to about 1750, marked by elaborate ornamentation and efforts to create dramatic effects. Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, and Antonio Vivaldi were great composers of the baroque era.