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It's funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.
Jacqueline Carey

Meaning of "baroque" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BAROQUE

From French, from Portuguese barroco a rough or imperfectly shaped pearl.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BAROQUE

baroque  [bəˈrɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BAROQUE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Baroque can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES BAROQUE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Baroque

The Baroque is often thought of as a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, and music. The style began around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe. The popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent, in response to the Protestant Reformation, that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumph, power and control. Baroque palaces are built around an entrance of courts, grand staircases and reception rooms of sequentially increasing opulence. However, 'baroque' has resonance and application that extend beyond a simple reduction to either style or period.

Definition of baroque in the English dictionary

The first definition of baroque in the dictionary is a style of architecture and decorative art that flourished throughout Europe from the late 16th to the early 18th century, characterized by extensive ornamentation. Other definition of baroque is a 17th-century style of music characterized by extensive use of the thorough bass and of ornamentation. Baroque is also any ornate or heavily ornamented style.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BAROQUE


antirock
ˌæntɪˈrɒk
bedrock
ˈbɛdˌrɒk
broch
brɒk
brock
brɒk
Ceroc
səˈrɒk
croc
krɒk
crock
krɒk
frock
frɒk
grok
ɡrɒk
Gyprock
ˈdʒɪprɒk
hardrock
ˈhɑːdˌrɒk
prerock
priːˈrɒk
Ragnarok
ˈrɑːɡnəˌrɒk
roc
rɒk
rock
rɒk
sciroc
ʃɪˈrɒk
shamrock
ˈʃæmˌrɒk
sheetrock
ˈʃiːtˌrɒk
siroc
sɪˈrɒk
slickrock
ˈslɪkˌrɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BAROQUE

baronetical
barong
baronial
baronial hall
baronies
baronne
Barons´ War
barony
barophile
barophilic
barophoresis
baroquely
baroreceptor
barosaur
baroscope
baroscopic
barostat
barotrauma
Barotse
barouche

WORDS THAT END LIKE BAROQUE

antique
boutique
breloque
clique
colloque
equivoque
filioque
marque
Martinique
Mixe-Zoque
monocoque
Mozambique
politique
pratique
roque
technique
toque
torque
tu quoque
unique

Synonyms and antonyms of baroque in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BAROQUE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «baroque» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of baroque

Translation of «baroque» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BAROQUE

Find out the translation of baroque to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of baroque from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «baroque» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巴洛克式的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

barroco
570 millions of speakers

English

baroque
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बारोक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الباروك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

барокко
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

barroco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বারোক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

baroque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Barok
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

barock
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バロック式の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바로크 양식의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Baroque
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kiểu Baroque
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரோக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विचित्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

barok
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

barocco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

barokowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бароко
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

baroc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπαρόκ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

barok
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

barock
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barokk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of baroque

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BAROQUE»

The term «baroque» is very widely used and occupies the 17.617 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BAROQUE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about baroque

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10 QUOTES WITH «BAROQUE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word baroque.
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Cecilia Bartoli
I still the love classic period, but also the baroque period, and even 17th-Century music such as the music of Monteverdi. He's one of the greatest opera composers. He was the one who really started the opera.
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Mario Batali
Cookbooks have all become baroque and very predictable. I'm looking for something different. A lot of chefs' cookbooks are food as it's done in the restaurants, but they are dumbed down, and I hate it when they dumb them down.
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Geraldine Brooks
My mother's family were full-on Irish Catholics - faith in an elaborate old fashioned, highly conservative and madly baroque style. I sort of fell out of the tribe over women's rights and social justice issues when I was just 13 years old.
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Jacqueline Carey
It's funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.
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Renee Fleming
For my own singing, I used to be attracted by the baroque, the flashier the better, but now I prefer a simpler, purer style.
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Jan Garbarek
Jazz, for me, is a closed circuit, like the term baroque in the world of classical music.
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Juan Goytisolo
A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles, from the most primitive literary expressions up to the most refined products of the baroque.
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Charles Hazlewood
The way Fatboy Slim layers motifs is the same as 18th-century baroque counterpoint. You have an idea, then you have an answer to the idea in another voice, then you have a counter idea accompanying the original idea, and you build up your texture like that. I'm really into Kruder and Dorfmeister at the moment, and they do the same thing.
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Donna Leon
I'm involved with a baroque opera company here in Italy. I write some of their booklet material, comments on operas. I also write for some baroque opera festivals because this music is my real passion.
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David Russell
If you have a piece by Bach, he often develops the piece to such a high level that you can hardly do much more to it. But Saint-Luc wrote very simple baroque music, and so if you do not embellish it, it just falls apart. It's way too simple.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BAROQUE»

Discover the use of baroque in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to baroque and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A History of Baroque Music
The book also includes a wealth and variety of musical examples from all genres and instrumental combinations. Contributors are Claudia Jensen, Metoda Kokole, Rui Vieira Nery, and Ennio Stipcevic.
George J. Buelow, 2004
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The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome
Delivered at the turn of the twentieth century, Riegl's groundbreaking lectures called for the Baroque period to be judged by its own rules and not merely as a period of decline.
Alois Riegl, Andrew Hopkins, Arnold Alexander Witte, 2010
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Baroque Art
Rich in images encompassing the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture, this work offers a complete and didactic insight into this passionate period in the history of art, and will thus appeal to a large audience
Klaus H. Carl, Victoria Charles, 2009
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Companion to Baroque Music
The Companion to Baroque Music is an illuminating survey of musical life in Europe and the New World from 1600 to 1750.
Julie Anne Sadie, 1998
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Performing Baroque Music
Mary Cyr provides here the tools needed to understand and interpret musical evidence from the baroque era.
Mary Cyr, 1992
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Baroque New Worlds: Representation, Transculturation, ...
This collection moves between art history and literary criticism to provide a rich interdisciplinary discussion of the transcultural forms and functions of the Baroque. Contributors.
Lois Parkinson Zamora, Monika Kaup, 2009
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Architecture and Geometry in the Age of the Baroque
What did the work of great architects such as Bernini, Blondel, Guarini, and Wren have to do with Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, Desargues, and Newton?
George L. Hersey, 2000
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A Guide to Playing the Baroque Guitar
In the second part of the book Tyler provides an anthology of representative works from the repertoire.
James Tyler, 2011
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Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque
In this provocative revisionist work, Evonne Levy brings fresh theoretical perspectives to the study of the "propagandistic" art and architecture of the Jesuit order as exemplified by its late Baroque Roman church interiors.
Evonne Anita Levy, 2004
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Baroque and Rococo Pictorial Imagery: The 1758-60 Hertel ...
Excellent royalty-free reprint of 200 plates from rare 18th-century edition of 1593 classic that codified symbolism of baroque and rococo periods. New introduction, translations of captions and index, plate descriptions.
Cesare Ripa, 1971

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BAROQUE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term baroque is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jesuit church where pope will pray in Ecuador known as 'Baroque
The Iglesia de la Compania — the Jesuits, or Society of Jesus, are known as the Compania de Jesus in Spanish — is a “Baroque icon” that ... «The Catholic Sun, Jul 15»
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The fascination of the baroque
The Journal of Baroque Studies, Vol. 1 No. 3 (2015), International Institute of Baroque Studies University of Malta. The third number of The ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
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Aurelle launches jewellery collection in Baroque pearls
Aurelle, a jewellery brand crafting designer contemporary jewellery for modern women, launched a collection of pieces in Baroque pearls. «Diamond World Magazine, Jul 15»
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New Baroque Soloists to launch summer concerts
The Washington Friends of Music are gearing up for the start of the 5th annual summer concert series featuring the New Baroque Soloists, ... «Waterbury Republican American, Jul 15»
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Baroque Orchestra Conquers Tanglewood - The Boston Musical …
Only a few minutes into the concert by Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland-based Baroque Orchestra directed by Jeanette Sorrell, last night in Ozawa ... «The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Jul 15»
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Baroque on Beaver backed by two new sponsors
BEAVER ISLAND —The Baroque on Beaver Festival of Classical Music has announced two new sponsors for this year's program. Midwest ... «Petoskey News-Review, Jul 15»
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PETWORTH FESTIVAL: Little Baroque Company and the dangers of …
Helen Kruger, director of Little Baroque Company, brings the group to the festival for three performances on Friday, July 17 at 11am, 2pm and ... «West Sussex County Times, Jul 15»
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Choir sings the spectrum from jazz to baroque
Baroque to Jazz with The Tan House Singers at Dore Abbey on Sunday, July 5 at 3.30pm. For tickets, contact Julia Ribbons on 01594 516065, ... «Hereford Times, Jul 15»
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Baroque music at Grey Towers
Photos by Anya Tikka Ancien Regime Baroque Trio performs in Grey Towers Great Room. From left David Ross on transverse flute, Arnie ... «The Pike County Courier, Jul 15»
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Princeton Festival Presents Crisp Evening of Baroque Music
The performance by the Festival Baroque Orchestra in Princeton Seminary's ... The Baroque Orchestra easily captured the energetic dotted ... «Town Topics, Jul 15»

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