- noting or pertaining to a style of painting developed simultaneously with the rococo in architecture and decoration, characterized chiefly by smallness of scale, delicacy of color, freedom of brushwork, and the selection of playful subjects as thematic material.
- designating a corresponding style of sculpture, chiefly characterized by diminutiveness of Baroque forms and playfulness of theme.
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This chicken features a thin, abundant crust with so many facets and angles you want to call it rococo.Charlottesville Is Swimming in Finger Lickin’ Gas Station Fried Chicken|Jane & Michael Stern|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bar drips with rococo flourishes, from the ornate marble fireplace to the lavish gilded mirror.Where to Fall in Love—or Just Get Drunk—on Valentine’s Day|Condé Nast Traveler|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sascha Hertli, chief executive of Rococo Dessous, discovered the missing sparkle while a consultant in oil-rich Qatar.
But in Russia, the Rococo Dessous customer generally is a man.
That said, Dickens' genius for the creation of comic characters is worked almost to rococo excess in this novel.
A small palace, also rococo, peeped out behind a clump of bushy oaks.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev
Finally, in the eighteenth century, comes rococo, with its rustling frou-frou and its delicate charm.
Amongst the elders of the actual rococo age, contentment and gaiety still rule.
Shall I buy you Mademoiselle de Maupin, so that all her rococo soul may dance with gilded limbs across your vision?Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
Thus Diderot upheld the sentimental and emotional subject against the ftes galantes of the rococo painter.