Definition of Churrigueresque

1. Adjective. Having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation. "The building...frantically baroque"

Exact synonyms: Baroque, Churrigueresco
Similar to: Fancy
Derivative terms: Baroqueness



Definition of Churrigueresque

1. Adjective. Relating to a Spanish baroque architectural style that started in the late 17th century to the early 18th century; characterized by flamboyant ornamentation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Churrigueresque

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Churrigueresque

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churned
churned-up
churner
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churr
churrascaria
churrasco
churred
churrigueresco
churrigueresque (current term)
churring
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churruses
chursinite
chuse
chused
chuseed
chuseing
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Literary usage of Churrigueresque

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1. Spain by Wentworth Webster (1882)
"But to this semi-classical style succeeded, in the eighteenth century, the churrigueresque, the most debased of all styles, wherein plaster took the place ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"The term churrigueresque is applied to the extravagant style which he affected. ... churrigueresque ARCHITECTURE. In Spain, the more elaborate work of the ..."

3. Terry's Mexico: Handbook for Travellers by Thomas Philip Terry (1909)
"In this architecture two styles maintained a sort of joint dominance — the BAROQUE and its peculiarly Spanish outcome, the churrigueresque,' in the second ..."

4. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1849)
"Cadiz is wholly churrigueresque, but grandiose, and only finished very lately by the munificence of its present Bishop. " In Seville are several churches ..."

5. Transactions by Ecclesiological Society (1885)
"At Oporto Cathedral, the whole east end is one exceedingly rich mass of churrigueresque work of the seventeenth century, and in one of the chapels is a ..."

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