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baroque US English

Relating to or denoting a style of European architecture, music, and art of the 17th and 18th centuries that followed mannerism and is characterized by ornate detail. In architecture the period is exemplified by the palace of Versailles and by the work of Bernini in Italy. Major composers include Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel; Caravaggio and Rubens are important baroque artists

baroque New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

ornate style of architecture, music, and art of the 17th and 18th centuries