Definition of Moorish architecture
1. Noun. A style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by horseshoe-shaped arches.
Generic synonyms: Architectural Style, Style Of Architecture, Type Of Architecture
Derivative terms: Moorish
Lexicographical Neighbors of Moorish Architecture
Literary usage of Moorish architecture
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Moorish architecture. That of the Mohammedan races of North Africa and of the kingdoms which they established in Spain. The work of these last-named states ..."
2. Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of by Forster, R. P (1818)
"The churches here exhibit some curious specimens of Moorish architecture: but, as this is a fortified town, it is not safe to be seen with a pencil! ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"Moorish architecture. See ARABIAN ARCHITECTURE. MOORS (Lat. Mauri, meaning dark ; Spanish, Moros) are a people who form the great majority of the population ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"Moorish architecture. (See Architecture, vol. i, p. 1342.) MOORS ; a class of the inhabitants of Western Africa, particularly of the states of Fez and ..."