[ gong-guh-riz-uhm, gawng- ]
/ ˈgɒŋ gəˌrɪz əm, ˈgɔŋ- /
imitation of the ornate and intricate style of Góngora y Argote.
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OTHER WORDS FROM GongorismGon·go·rist, nounGon·go·ris·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for Gongorism
He was accused of 'Gongorism', and this piece is one somewhat of 'conviction'.Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III|John Cleveland
The same essay contains very useful information on Gongorism and other kinds of affected styles of the sixteenth century.The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare|J. J. Jusserand
British Dictionary definitions for Gongorism
/ (ˈɡɒŋɡəˌrɪzəm) /
an affected literary style characterized by intricate language and obscurity
an example of this
Derived forms of GongorismGongorist, nounGongoristic, adjective
Word Origin for Gongorism
C19: from Spanish gongorismo; see Góngora y Argote
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