(Especially of Spanish architecture) richly ornamented in a style suggesting silverware: delicately carved plateresque facades
More example sentences
- Muslim culture, as absorbed by Spanish Christians, also indirectly influenced the New World in the form of family honor codes, home design and the plateresque style of architecture.
- In the sixteenth century the new towns on the Spanish islands were a compilation of mixed styles dominated by the plateresque style, although there were also many Gothic and Romanesque elements.
Late 19th century: from Spanish plateresco, from platero 'silversmith', from plata 'silver'.
Words that rhyme with plateresquearabesque, burlesque, Dantesque, desk, grotesque, humoresque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picaresque, picturesque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: plat¦er|esque
Definition of plateresque in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.