noun Etymology: Spanish gongorismo, from Luis de Góngora y Argote died 1627 Spanish poet Date: 1813 a literary style characterized by studied obscurity and by the use of various ornate devices • gongoristic adjective

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  • gongorism — GONGORÍSM s.n. Stil afectat, preţios, excesiv metaforic, care caracterizează unele producţii literare. – Din fr. gongorisme. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  GONGORÍSM s. (lit.) culteranism, cultism. (gongorismul a apărut în Spania.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Gongorism — Gon go*rism, n. An affected elegance or euphuism of style, for which the Spanish poet Gongora y Argote (1561 1627), among others of his time, was noted. Gongorism, that curious disease of euphuism, that broke out simultaneously in Italy, England …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gongorism — [gäŋ′gə riz΄əm] n. [after the style of Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561 1627), Sp poet] a highly mannered Spanish literary style characterized by affected diction and strained figures of speech …   English World dictionary

  • Gongorism — Gongorist, n. Gongoristic, adj. /gong geuh riz euhm, gawng /, n. imitation of the ornate and intricate style of Góngora y Argote. [1805 15; < Sp gongorismo. See GÓNGORA Y ARGOTE, ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gongorism — noun A florid literary style with many puns etc …   Wiktionary

  • Gongorism — Synonyms and related words: affectation, affectedness, artfulness, artifice, artificiality, euphemism, euphuism, hyperelegance, manneredness, mannerism, overelaboration, overelegance, overniceness, overrefinement, preciosity, preciousness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gongorísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • gongorism — gon·go·rism …   English syllables

  • Gongorism — Gon•go•rism [[t]ˈgɒŋ gəˌrɪz əm, ˈgɔŋ [/t]] n. lit. a literary style characterized by ornateness of language and artificiality of diction • Etymology: 1805–15; < Sp gongorismo, after the style of Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561 1627), Spanish… …   From formal English to slang

  • Gongorism — noun an affected elegance of style that was introduced into Spanish literature by the poet Gongora • Hypernyms: ↑euphuism …   Useful english dictionary

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