from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Arch.) See baroque.


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  • The word "baroque" comes from the Italian word "barocco" which means bizarre. Music Education

  • Derived from the Portuguese "barocco" for "irregular pearl," Baroque was comprised of many diversions from Biblically based Renaissance painting.

    Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier: Questions

  • Rome, and the general adoption of the Italian "barocco" by the Jesuits has encouraged the idea, in modern times, that there really existed a

    Belgium From the Roman Invasion to the Present Day

  • From a distance, as the carriage approached it, she recognized the lordly poplars, and far at the end of the avenue the elaborately stuccoed front and cornices of the old-fashioned "barocco" building.


  • Renascence architecture of the period when the florid, 'barocco' style had not yet got the upper hand in Rome.

    Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)

  • The name, first used in the 19th century, combines the French rocaille, from the shell-embedded rocky grottoes popular in design and illustration, with the Italian barocco, the elaborate 17th-century Baroque that replaced a more restrained Renaissance classicism, to suggest a freely fluid alliance of nature and art.

    The Lure of the Curve

  • He was a muscular man with a high colour and silvery locks curling round his bald pate and over his ears, like a barocco apostle.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Roma Sisto Quinto: arte, architetture e città fra rinascemento e barocco edited by Mario Bevilacqua et al. Edizioni de Luca, 63 pp.,

    The City-Planner Pope

  • The phrase ragioni barrochi can be documented in Italian since 1570 and apparently the Italian barocco is derived from it.


  • Renaissance, but it came at the very end of that movement, when the freshness of its early vigour was past, when learning had declined into pedantry, and its graceful art was lost in _barocco_.

    Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde"; an essay on the Wagnerian drama


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