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churrigueresque

chur·ri·gue·resque
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [choo r-ee-guh-resk]
    • /ˌtʃʊər i gəˈrɛsk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [choo r-ee-guh-resk]
    • /ˌtʃʊər i gəˈrɛsk/

Definitions of churrigueresque word

  • adjective churrigueresque of or relating to a style of baroque architecture of Spain in the late 17th and early 18th centuries 3
  • adjective churrigueresque 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. 1
  • adjective churrigueresque (architecture) Relating to a Spanish baroque architectural style that started in the late 17th century to the early 18th century; characterized by flamboyant ornamentation. 0

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Origin of churrigueresque

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
1835-45; < French < Spanish churrigueresco, after José Churriguera (1650-1725), baroque architect and sculptor + -esco -esque

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Parts of speech for Churrigueresque

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adjective
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churrigueresque popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% 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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