Definition of rococo in English:


Line breaks: ro¦coco
Pronunciation: /rəˈkəʊkəʊ



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  • The rococo style of art, decoration, or architecture: rococo is alive and living in our hearts
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    • In the Svindersvik manor, the characteristics of Swedish rococo were boiled down to their essence and even enhanced by its minute size.
    • The candlesticks with Apollo and Daphne, made in London around 1740, are rare and unusual examples of the full-blown English rococo.
    • The arresting mirror from Milan shows the Italian rococo at its most lively, with scrollwork rising detached from the bottom of the frame, to converge in a vortex in time cresting.


mid 19th century: from French, humorous alteration of rocaille.

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