Associations to the word «Baroque»


BAROQUE, adjective. From the Baroque period in visual art and music.
BAROQUE, proper noun. A period in western architecture from ca. 1600 to the middle of the eighteenth century, known for its abundance of decoration.
BAROQUE, proper noun. A period in western art from ca. 1600 to the middle of the eighteenth century, characterized by drama, rich color, and dramatic contrast between light and shadow.
BAROQUE, proper noun. A period in western music from ca. 1600 to ca. 1760, characterized by extensive use of counterpoint, basso-continuo, and extensive ornamentation.
BAROQUE, proper noun. The chess variant invented in 1962 by mathematician Robert Abbott, or any of its descendants, where pieces move alike, but have differing methods of capture.
BAROQUE, adjective. Ornate, intricate, decorated, laden with detail.
BAROQUE, adjective. Complex and beautiful, despite an outward irregularity.
BAROQUE, adjective. Chiseled from stone, or shaped from wood, in a garish, crooked, twisted, or slanted sort of way, grotesque.
BAROQUE, adjective. Embellished with figures and forms such that every level of relief gives way to more details and contrasts.
BAROQUE GUITAR, noun. (musical instrument) An archaic form of guitar with five strings, originating in the Baroque era, played by either strumming or plucking, and characterized by the use of re-entrant tuning.
BAROQUE GUITARS, noun. Plural of Baroque guitar
BAROQUE ORGAN, noun. (music) a pipe organ dating from or built to the specifications of the Baroque period at the time of J.S. Bach
BAROQUE ORGANS, noun. Plural of baroque organ
BAROQUE PEARL, noun. A pearl that has an irregular shape
BAROQUE PEARLS, noun. Plural of baroque pearl
BAROQUE PERIOD, proper noun. (music) the musical period of time following the Renaissance, extending roughly between 1600-1750.
BAROQUE PIETY, noun. (history) An ostentatious form of popular Catholic piety, especially in Counter-Reformation Europe.
BAROQUE POP, noun. (music) A subgenre of pop music that incorporates elements of classical music.
BAROQUE POP, noun. Alternative form of baroque pop

Dictionary definition

BAROQUE, noun. The historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe.
BAROQUE, noun. Elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century.
BAROQUE, adjective. Having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation; "the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells.
BAROQUE, adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750.

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca