[ muh-resk ]
/ məˈrɛsk /
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How to use Moresque in a sentence
No Hispano-moresque swords exist of earlier date than the fifteenth century, and these have richly-worked hilts in the Arab taste.Armour in England|J. Starkie Gardner
A door out of this leads into the Chapter-house, a room with a flat wooden ceiling of Moresque character.
Leocadia is a remarkable example of the mixture of Romanesque and Moresque ideas in the same building.
No specimens of Hispao moresque swords exist previous to the 15th century.
The Puerta del Perdon of the cathedral of Seville is similar in style, and a good example of moresque bronze work.
British Dictionary definitions for Moresque
/ (mɔːˈrɛsk) /
(esp of decoration and architecture) of Moorish style
- Moorish design or decoration
- a specimen of this
Word Origin for Moresque
C17: from French, from Italian moresco, from Moro Moor
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