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  • complex and beautiful, yet for an outward irregularity.
  • ornate, decorated, laden with detail.
  • intricate, having a great deal of fine detail.
  • chiseled from stone, or shaped from wood, in a garish, crooked, twisted, or slanted sort of way, grotesque.
  • embellished with figures and forms such that every level of relief gives way to more details and contrasts.
  • A kind of architecture in the late middle ages where complex details are visible on every inch of a wall, column, or facade.
  • A kind of art in the late middle ages that attends to detail, often to belabored excess
  • The chess variant invented in 1962 by Mathematician Robert Abbott, or any of its descendants, where pieces move alike, but have differing methods of capture.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Ba*roque" (&?;), a. [F.; cf. It. barocco.] (Arch.) In bad taste; grotesque; odd.

Ba*roque" (?), a. Irregular in form; -- said esp. of a pearl.

Ba*roque" (?), a. Irregular in form; -- said esp. of a pearl.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Baroque, ornamentation of a florid and incongruous character, more lavish and showy rather than true and tasteful; much in vogue from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
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