[ plat-uh-resk ]

adjective(sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. noting or pertaining to a 16th-century style of Spanish architecture characterized by profuse applications of delicate low-relief Renaissance ornament to isolated parts of building exteriors.

Origin of plateresque

1835–45; <Spanish plateresco, equivalent to plater(o) silversmith (plat(a) silver; see platina + -ero<Latin -ārius-ary) + -esco-esque; so called because the heavy ornamentation of the style suggested decorated silverwork

Words Nearby plateresque Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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