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Churrigueresque

Line breaks: Chur¦ri|guer|esque
Pronunciation: /ˌtʃʊərɪɡəˈrɛsk
 
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Definition of Churrigueresque in English:

adjective

Architecture
Relating to the lavishly ornamented late Spanish baroque style: a Churrigueresque church
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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