Definition of Churrigueresque in English:


Syllabification: Chur·ri·gue·resque
Pronunciation: /ˌCHo͝origəˈresk
(also churrigueresque)


  • Of or relating to the lavishly ornamented late Spanish baroque style: a Churrigueresque church
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    • So intricate and so complex were Churrigueresque altars that few understand how the design was done.
    • The term Churrigueresque denotes a style that is visually frenetic and exuberantly detailed.
    • Designed in the Churrigueresque style, the ground floor is wrapped in a brocade of ornamental cast iron.


mid 19th century: from the name José Benito de Churriguera (1665–1725), a Spanish architect who worked in this style.

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