adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Spanish churrigueresco, from José Churriguera died 1725 Spanish architect Date: 1845 of or relating to a Spanish baroque architectural style characterized by elaborate surface decoration or its Latin-American adaptation

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  • Churrigueresque — Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Churrigueresque Obradoiro façade Churrigueresque refers to a Spanish Baroque style of elaborate sculptural architectural ornament which emerged as a manner of stucco decoration in Spain in the late… …   Wikipedia

  • churrigueresque — /choor ee geuh resk /, adj. noting or pertaining to the baroque architecture of Spain and its colonies in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, characterized by fantastic and lavish detailing. Also, churrigueresco Sp. /choohrdd rddee ge rddes… …   Universalium

  • Churrigueresque — Baroque churrigueresque L’Obradoiro de Compostelle est un exemple type du churrigueresque espagnol. Le baroque churrigueresque est l aspect que prend le baroque en Espagne au XVIIIe siècle et se caractérise par une abondance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Churrigueresque — adjective Relating to a Spanish baroque architectural style that started in the late 17th century to the early 18th century; characterized by flamboyant ornamentation …   Wiktionary

  • Churrigueresque — adj. of or pertaining to the baroque architecture; characterized by elaborate ornamentation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Churrigueresque — [ˌtʃʊərɪgə rɛsk] adjective Architecture relating to the lavishly ornamented late Spanish baroque style. Origin C19: from the name of the 17th cent. Spanish architect José Benito de Churriguera …   English new terms dictionary

  • churrigueresque — chur·ri·gue·resque …   English syllables

  • churrigueresque — chur•ri•gue•resque [[t]ˌtʃʊər i gəˈrɛsk[/t]] adj. archit. (often cap.) of or pertaining to the lavishly detailed baroque architecture of Spain and its colonies in the late 17th and early 18th centuries • Etymology: 1835–45; < F < Sp… …   From formal English to slang

  • churrigueresque —   a. pertaining to a style of late 17th century Spanish Baroque architecture …   Dictionary of difficult words

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