Alhambresque
Alhambraic Al`ham*bra"ic, Alhambresque Al`ham*bresque" (?; 277), a. Made or decorated after the fanciful style of the ornamentation in the Alhambra, which affords an unusually fine exhibition of Saracenic or Arabesque architecture. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Alhambresque — [al΄ham bresk′] adj. like the Alhambra, especially in richness of ornamentation …   English World dictionary

  • Alhambresque — /al ham bresk /, adj. resembling the elaborately fanciful style of ornamentation of the Alhambra in Spain. [1860 65; ALHAMBR(A) + ESQUE] * * * …   Universalium

  • alhambresque — al·ham·bresque …   English syllables

  • alhambresque — /ælhæmˈbrɛsk/ (say alham bresk) adjective resembling the fanciful style of ornamentation of the Alhambra. {See Alhambra} …   Australian English dictionary

  • alhambresque — …   Useful english dictionary

  • alhambra — palais et forteresse des rois maures à Grenade (XIIIe XIVe s.): cour des Lions, jardins du Generalife, résidence d été. ⇒ALHAMBRA, subst. masc. Construction qui, par ses dimensions, sa magnificence ou la profusion de ses ornements, rappelle le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Al|ham|bra|ic — «AL ham BRAY ihk», adjective. = Alhambresque. (Cf. ↑Alhambresque) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alhambraic — Al ham*bra ic, Alhambresque Al ham*bresque (?; 277), a. Made or decorated after the fanciful style of the ornamentation in the Alhambra, which affords an unusually fine exhibition of Saracenic or Arabesque architecture. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -esque — Suffixe, de l ital. esco, à la manière de (ex.: gigantesque, dantesque). ⇒ ESQUE, suff. Suff. formateur d adj. dér. de noms communs, de noms propres et d adj. et qui indiquent une ressemblance, une manière d être ou d agir dont on accuse l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Moorish architecture — noun a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by horseshoe shaped arches • Syn: ↑Moorish • Derivationally related forms: ↑Moorish (for: ↑Moorish) • Hypernyms: ↑architec …   Useful english dictionary

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