Gongorism

[ gong-guh-riz-uhm, gawng- ]
/ ˈgɒŋ gəˌrɪz əm, ˈgɔŋ- /

noun

imitation of the ornate and intricate style of Góngora y Argote.

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Origin of Gongorism

From the Spanish word gongorismo, dating back to 1805–15. See Góngora y Argote, -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Gongorism

Gon·go·rist, nounGon·go·ris·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Gongorism

Gongorism
/ (ˈɡɒŋɡəˌrɪzəm) /

noun

an affected literary style characterized by intricate language and obscurity
an example of this

Derived forms of Gongorism

Gongorist, nounGongoristic, adjective

Word Origin for Gongorism

C19: from Spanish gongorismo; see Góngora y Argote
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