Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • They were originally part of a rococco clepsydra, or water clock, that featured the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac and was affixed to a pavilion inspired by Versailles.

    The Affair of the Chinese Bronze Heads

  • Hurtt, whose attention to detail is very good, has an excellent grasp on both the supernatural an early drawing of a demon is truly scary and the rather rococco trappings of the gangland world.

    What I bought – 16 April 2008 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • The rococco detail in the woodwork, the trompe l'oeil mural, the twisting wooden staircases.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • And there was the tiny rococco figurine of the Jewess herself, in a perfect little frock, and an apron, putting slices of ham on the dish, while the great snow-bird of a major, in a white sweater and grey trousers, cut bread, mixed mustard, prepared coffee, and did all the rest.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • She had an odd little taste for the rococco, strange curving cupboards inlaid with mother of pearl, tortoiseshell, ebony, heaven knows what; strange tall flamboyant chairs, from

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • All the rococco details which had been applied to architecture now began to find their duplication in the garden rockeries -- weird fantasies built of plaster and even shells of the sea.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • In Holdich's "India" it is unfavourably compared with that in Bombay, but do you know, I almost prefer the classic style of Calcutta to the scientific rococco Bombay architecture, but I offer this opinion with the greatest diffidence, for

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

  • It was elaborately adorned with old rococco work, and was evidently the ornamental covering of one of those small but deadly weapons which Italians, both men and women, so often wear concealed about their persons, for the purpose of taking vengeance, when deemed necessary, on an unsuspecting enemy.

    The Master-Christian

  • We drove to the other pretty resort, Bellevue, and meandered about the rococco gardens, and sat on the stone benches surrounding the lake, and watched the graceful movements of the swans as they tried to avoid the spray from the fountains.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912

  • It is thronged without by delightfully preposterous rococco statues, and within it is rich in all those curiosities and memorials of royalty with which palaces so well know how to fatigue the flesh and spirit of their visitors.

    Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Misspelling of Rococo.

    December 3, 2008