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Origin of baroque
Words nearby baroque
Example sentences 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
It all gets even more baroque, and, in the short term anyway, even worse for the Tories.
This New York paper gets L.A., and explores and reveals it in a fresh, fittingly baroque, and often unpredictable way.The Hypocrisy Behind The New York Times’s Abrupt Decapitation of Jill Abramson|Robert Shrum|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The performance one hears in a concert hall or opera house is no more than a baroque parody upon the thing the composer imagined.Damn!|Henry Louis Mencken
The church is gray limestone, like the residence, with a baroque faade.The Haciendas of Mexico|Paul Alexander Bartlett
The building is a handsome one, in the baroque style, in the Calle de San Fernando.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
The present church is baroque in style, but contains some works of art of earlier periods.
It is otherwise when a rich lady's dressing-table in baroque or rococo is decorated with such scenes.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation|Ernst Von Dobschutz
British Dictionary definitions for baroque
noun (often capital)
Word Origin for baroque
Cultural definitions for baroque
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.