Louis Quatorze

[ kuh-tawrz; French ka-tawrz ]

  1. noting or pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in France in the late 17th century, characterized by increasingly classicizing tendencies, and by an emphasis on dignity rather than comfort.

Origin of Louis Quatorze

1850–55; <French: Louis XIV

Words Nearby Louis Quatorze

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How to use Louis Quatorze in a sentence

  • In Germany I would go see his schlosses and he was always paying homage to Louis Quatorze.

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  • A collar of fine white human hair was made in point lace stitches at Venice, and worn at his coronation by Louis Quatorze.

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  • The terrific "Louis Quatorze pavé," which one finds around Paris, is yearly growing less and less in quantity.

    The Automobilist Abroad | M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • Philip returned to the Louis Quatorze chair and lit a cigarette.

    The Red Cross Girl | Richard Harding Davis
  • The screen was an old one, of gilt Spanish leather, stamped and wrought with a rather florid Louis-Quatorze pattern.

  • Mrs. Courtenay lifted her calm clear eyes to the Louis Quatorze clock on the old Venetian cabinet near her.

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British Dictionary definitions for Louis Quatorze

Louis Quatorze

/ (kəˈtɔːz) /

  1. of or relating to the baroque style of furniture, decoration, and architecture of the time of Louis XIV of France and characterized by massive forms and heavy ornamentation

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