[gong-guh-riz-uh m, gawng-]


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

Origin of Gongorism

From the Spanish word gongorismo, dating back to 1805–15. See Góngora y Argote, -ism
Related formsGon·go·rist, nounGon·go·ris·tic, adjective
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an affected literary style characterized by intricate language and obscurity
an example of this
Derived FormsGongorist, nounGongoristic, adjective

Word Origin for Gongorism

C19: from Spanish gongorismo; see Góngora y Argote
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