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baroqueba‧roque1 /bəˈrɒk, bəˈrəʊk $ bəˈroʊk, -ˈrɑːk/ adjective  ASHrelating 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 stylebaroque music/architecture/paintings etc
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baroqueThe Virgin's shawl is of a distinctly baroque blue and the manger itself is full of plump Midwestern wheat stalks.Often this effort achieves its end as baroque comedy.a baroque composerIt is a baroque glory, constructed between 1543 and 1551.He found old manuscripts and adapted or arranged them for groups performing ancient and baroque music.Amid the glorious columned arches and baroque ornamentation of the Academy, Frederick Taylor commanded center stage.Castrati made themselves eunuchs both for art's sake and for jobs in baroque Rome.Construction was halted when excavation work on the baroque square unearthed the ruins of a medieval synagogue destroyed in 1421.The remaining 14 selections are equally familiar baroque trumpet fare and they are all articulated with dazzling clarity and enthusiasm.baroque styleThere are two main styles of architecture: the earlier Gothic and the later Renaissance or baroque style.It is furnished in a distinctive baroque style and public rooms include several sitting rooms and a lobby-bar.
baroquebaroque2 noun   the baroque
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baroqueThese were from early baroque to the enlightenment, and again from the beginning of the twentieth century to the avant-garde.What Tully built for Goldney was predictably a piece of safe, old fashioned Baroque.Camillo Sitte's traditionalist and communitarian critique of the Ringstrasse emphasizes instead the above-indicated continuity of the baroque and the modern.The intention is to curb the spread of package-tour baroque and heavy irony.
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