Baroque

Definition of Baroque

Ba`roque´
a.1.(Arch.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, an artistic style common in the 17th century, characterized by the use of complex and elaborate ornamentation, curved rather than straight lines, and, in music a high degree of embellishment.
2.Hence, overly complicated, or ornamented to excess; in bad taste; grotesque; odd.
3.Irregular in form; - said esp. of a pearl.

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