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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'not regular, baroque', from Portuguese barroco or Spanish barrueco 'pearl not of a regular shape'

baroque

1 adjective
     
ba‧roque1
ASH relating to the very decorated style of art, music, buildings etc, that was common in Europe in the 17th and early 18th centuries:
furnished in a baroque style
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