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alhambresque

Al·ham·bresque
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-ham-bresk]
    • /ˌæl hæmˈbrɛsk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-ham-bresk]
    • /ˌæl hæmˈbrɛsk/

Definitions of alhambresque word

  • adjective alhambresque like the Alhambra, especially in richness of ornamentation 3
  • adjective alhambresque resembling the elaborately fanciful style of ornamentation of the Alhambra in Spain. 1
  • adjective alhambresque Made or decorated after the fanciful style of the ornamentation in the Alhambra palace, which affords an unusually fine exhibition of Saracenic or Arabesque architecture. 0

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Origin of alhambresque

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
First recorded in 1860-65; Alhambr(a) + -esque

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Parts of speech for Alhambresque

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

alhambresque popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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