what is difference between baroque and baroqueness
Via French baroque (which originally meant a pearl of irregular shape), from Portuguese barroco (“irregular pearl”); related to Spanish barrueco and Italian barocco, of uncertain ultimate origin, but possibly from Latin verrūca (“wart”). It has been suggested that the term derives from Baroco, a technical term from scholastic logic.
- (UK) IPA(key): /bæˈɹɒk/
- Rhymes: -ɒk
- (US) IPA(key): /bəˈɹoʊk/
- Rhymes: -əʊk
baroque (comparative baroquer, superlative baroquest)
- Ornate, intricate, decorated, laden with detail.
- Complex and beautiful, despite an outward irregularity.
- Chiseled from stone, or shaped from wood, in a garish, crooked, twisted, or slanted sort of way, grotesque.
- Embellished with figures and forms such that every level of relief gives way to more details and contrasts.
- Characteristic of Western art music of about the same period.
Middle French baroque, originally denoting a pearl of irregular shape, from Italian barocco, Spanish barrueco, or Portuguese barroco, all possibly from Latin verrūca (“wart”).
- IPA(key): /ba.ʁɔk/
baroque (plural baroques)
- baroque (all senses)
- → English: baroque
- → Spanish: barroco
- “baroque” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
baroque + -ness
- The state or condition of being baroque.