Baroque

Ba*roque"

(), a. [F.; cf. It. barocco.] (Arch.) 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, an artistic style common in the 17th century, characterized by the use of complex and elaborate ornamentation, curved rather than straight lines, and, in music a high degree of embellishment.
[PJC]

2. Hence, overly complicated, or ornamented to excess; in bad taste; grotesque; odd.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

3. Irregular in form; -- said esp. of a pearl.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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