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Below you will find the definition of baroque, followed by 31 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
EXAMPLES - Baroque in a Sentence
- Jam 1 pt. 3 swifts wing (aka baroque 2) [5: 18] 7. (source)
- Since then the term baroque occurs in English scholarship more frequently. (source)
- The head of the stockmarket regulator recently called the set-up "baroque". (source)
- Jammin 'with Jimi CD5 6 - 06 - Jam 1 pt. 3 swifts wing (aka baroque 2). wav (source)
- The word "baroque" comes from the Italian word "barocco" which means bizarre. (source)
- Jam 1 inc. gypsy boy / new rising sun (aka baroque 1) / (aka young Jim) [8: 47] 5. (source)
- What Cope had before him was a cut that would come to be known as the baroque brilliant. (source)
- That reminds him of the word baroque, barrack, bark, poodle, Suzanne R. -- he's off to the races. (source)
- Freshwater pearls, the kind called baroque because of their singular, irregular, unmistakable shapes. (source)
- Jammin 'with Jimi CD5 4 - 04 - Jam 1 inc. gypsy boy, new rising sun (aka baroque 1), (aka young Jim). wav (source)
- In the ranks of the big art movements, the baroque is the diplodocus, the blue whale, the Fred Goodwin pension. (source)
- 'Tis but your half-crown, Sirs: that won't undo.p. 133 _antick_. -- here used in its strict and original sense, 'baroque', (source)
- A lesser known bit of Clinton trivia is his collection, in the form of a list, of what might be termed baroque country song titles. (source)
- By the way, North American visitors should be warned that in England, the second syllable of "baroque" rhymes with clock, not cloak. (source)
- The costumes I did see were quite fun, from women in baroque dresses (complete with ship on the hair) to steampunk farmers and the Joker. (source)
- Next month's budget will see cuts to at least a few of the "baroque" weapons systems that have experienced epic cost overruns in recent years. (source)
- That kind of baroque engineering made Skinner think the cop was further up in the TA hierarchy than his it used a male voice job would suggest. (source)
- For instance, what reviewers identify as baroque in their performances stems from his experiences as an altar boy in a Catholic church, aged nine. (source)
- They flourished during Ottoman rule from the 16th to early 20th century, and incorporated Persian and Western influences, such as baroque into their work. (source)
- In 1934 F.W. Bateson published his little book, English Poetry and the English Language (Oxford , pp. 76-77), where he applied the term baroque even to Thomson, (source)
- One of Mariscal's hottest creations is Torres de Avila, a nightclub in the hokey 1929 Spanish Village, designed with Alfredo Arribas in a style best described as baroque high tech. (source)
- He chides me for calling "baroque" the evolutionary force that he believes keeps psychopathic behavior in human beings and argues at length that this force is in fact everyday stuff. (source)
- By far the most popular objection to factualist truthmaker maximalism, an objection made by both friends and enemies of facts, is that it is ontologically baroque, that is to say, incredible. (source)
- For the nominalist a term like "baroque" or "mannerism" is merely a name and has no existence except as a collection of individual objects grouped according to more or less arbitrary criteria. (source)
- Why is it that some concert-goers hear a so-called baroque fiddler play this thing with a curved bow and no vibrato and instantly think that anything different from that has nothing to do with Bach? (source)
- According to this author, the two most important achievements of the baroque was the establishment of monody and the supremacy of the text over the music-an attempt to avoid the distortion of the words. (source)
- During the weekend gathering, cellists will join workshops on topics such as baroque improvisation, a blues jam workshop, Irish fiddling and ornamentation for the cello, improvising string quartets and jazz improvisation. (source)
- I heard the word "baroque" and questions about the number of strings and what is technically a lute, and this pretty girl sat between me and this other dude, who took two stops to work up the nerve to say to her, "Look, I'll just start by introducing myself. (source)
- Sitting by the window is a woman, late middle aged, silver rimmed glasses that could almost be described as baroque, lace blouse, silver chain, pendulous earrings, purple jacket and a mouth that purses up in disgust every time I reach into the bag that I placed on the empty seat between us. (source)
- And, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates -- long an evangelist for boosting the capabilities of the other agencies, just wrote a piece for Foreign Affairs about preparing for new threats, pointing out the "baroque" weapons systems we continue to fund and stressing the need to rebalance civil-military responsibilities. (source)
- The term baroque seems, however, most acceptable if we have in mind a general European movement whose conven - tions and literary style can be described concretely and whose chronological limits can be fixed narrowly, as from the last decades of the sixteenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century in a few countries. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 31 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "baroque" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 14 synonyms for baroque.
bizarre, convoluted, elaborate, embellished, extravagant, flamboyant, florid, gilt, grotesque, ornamented, ornate, overdecorated, rich, rococo
We have 3 antonyms for baroque.
plain, unadorned, undecorated
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of baroque from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style in art and architecture developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century, emphasizing dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts.
- (adjective) Music Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style of composition that flourished in Europe from about 1600 to 1750, marked by expressive dissonance and elaborate ornamentation.
- (adjective) Extravagant, complex, or bizarre, especially in ornamentation: "the baroque, encoded language of post-structural legal and literary theory” ( Wendy Kaminer).
- (adjective) Irregular in shape: baroque pearls.
- (noun) The baroque style or period in art, architecture, or music.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) ornate, intricate, decorated, laden with detail.
- (adjective) complex and beautiful, despite an outward irregularity.
- (adjective) chiseled from stone, or shaped from wood, in a garish, crooked, twisted, or slanted sort of way, grotesque.
- (adjective) embellished with figures and forms such that every level of relief gives way to more details and contrasts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) 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.
- (adjective) Hence, overly complicated, or ornamented to excess; in bad taste; grotesque; odd.
- (adjective) Irregular in form; -- said esp. of a pearl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Odd; bizarre; corrupt and fantastic in style.
- (None) Specifically, in architecture, applied to a style of decoration which prevailed in Europe during a great part of the eighteenth century, and may be considered to have begun toward the close of the seventeenth century.
- (None) Sometimes written baroco, barocco, barock.
- (noun) An object of irregular and peculiar form, especially in ornamental art.
- (noun) Ornament, design, etc., of the style and period called baroque. See I., 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
- (noun) elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
- (adjective) of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750
- (adjective) having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation