[kuh-tawrz; French ka-tawrz]
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.
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Origin of Louis Quatorze
1850–55; < French: Louis XIV
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Examples from the Web for louis quatorze
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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