Definition of Manueline in English:

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Pronunciation: /manˈwelˌīn/


Denoting a style of Portuguese architecture developed during the reign of Manuel I (1495–1521) and characterized by ornate elaborations of Gothic and Renaissance styles.
Example sentences
  • The Age of Discovery produced the Manueline style in architecture.
  • The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is the pinnacle of his lavish commissioning and of Manueline architecture, a curiously elaborated version of Gothic.
  • At this time some of the most lively Gothic art was being produced in Spain, where German and Netherlandish influence had spread deeply; innovation continued in Portugal, with the Manueline style based on marine forms.
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