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Definition of the noun baroque

What does baroque mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • baroque: baroques
  • Baroque: Baroques

  1. the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
  2. elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of baroque: baroqueness
    • more generic terms: artistic style / idiom = the style of a particular artist or school or movement

Definition of the adjective baroque

What does baroque mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750

Alternative definition of the adjective baroque


  1. from the Baroque period in visual art and music.


  1. ornate, intricate, decorated, laden with detail.
  2. complex and beautiful, yet for an outward irregularity.
  3. chiseled from stone, or shaped from wood, in a garish, crooked, twisted, or slanted sort of way, grotesque.
  4. embellished with figures and forms such that every level of relief gives way to more details and contrasts.


  1. Baroque is a Japanese rock band originally formed in 2001. They have been credited as one of the bands that started oshare kei, a sub-genre of visual kei that features more colorful outfits and utilizes upbeat and "happy" music. Originally signed to S'Cube, a sub-division of the independent record label Free-Will, the band later switched to the company's Firewall Division, with distribution handled by Sony Music Entertainment Japan. After releasing two albums, along with a greatest hits compilation, several singles and home video releases, baroque disbanded in 2004. baroque reunited for a free concert in 2011 and fully restarted activities in January 2012.
    • members:
    • genres: Nu metal, Visual kei, Rock music
    • albums: "東京ストリッパー", "スケベボウイ", "Chaplin", "我伐道", "Ila.", "ガリロン", "Nutty a hermit.", "Sug life", "Brq 2001-2004", "キャラメルドロップス", "Teeny-tiny star", "凛然アイデンティティ", "モノドラマ", "凛然アイデンティティ / teeny-tiny star / モノドラマ", "たとえば君と僕", "キズナ", "メロウホロウ", "ザザ降り雨", "Complete Collection 2001-2004", "ノンフィクション"
    • official website:
  2. Baroque is a musical group.
    • album: "La fiaba della buonanotte"

There are other groups with in their name, like Boston Baroque, Brecon Baroque, London Baroque, Puirt a Baroque, American Baroque, Baroque Bordello, New Trinity Baroque, Music of the Baroque, Raglan Baroque Players, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Holland Baroque Society, Irish Baroque Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Scholars Baroque Emsemble, Baroque Ensemble of Vienna, Baroque Festival Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble Baroque de Limoges.


  1. "Baroque" is an album by the jazz pianist Junko Onishi, recorded and released in 2010.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Baroque" is a musical album of Eroica Trio.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  3. "Baroque" is a musical album of Masaharu Iwata, video game soundtrack.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  4. "Baroque" is an award-nominated musical album of Gabriela Montero.
    • released on (8 years ago)
    • award:
      • Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Classical nomination for David Groves
      • Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album nomination for Gabriela Montero
  5. "Baroque" is a musical album of Nadia Sirota.
    • released on
  6. "Baroque" is a musical album of Hobby.
  7. "Baroque" is a musical EP of The precious band.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  8. "BAROQUE" is a musical album of Hellion Sounds.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  9. "Baroque" is a musical album of David Russell.
    • released on (11 years ago)


"Baroque" is a book by John Rupert Martin & John Martin.


"Baroque" is a film.


"Baroque" is a role-playing video game developed by and published Sting Entertainment, released in Japan for the Sega Saturn on May 21, 1998. It was ported for PlayStation on October 28, 1999, also released only on Japan. A remake version was for PlayStation 2 and Wii and was released in June 28, 2008 and March 13, 2008, respectively. Atlus announced that they would release the game on the North American and was scheduled for release in the United States on March 18, 2008 for the PlayStation 2 and Wii. Atlus USA eventually released both versions of the game on April 8, 2008. On December 28, 2012, Sting released it for the Apple iOS platform. Rising Star Games released in Europe on July 18, 2008 for PS2 and August 22, 2008 for the Wii.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Sting Entertainment
  • genres: Console role-playing game, Roguelike, Survival horror, Role-playing video game, Adventure game, Action game
  • publishers: Atlus, Rising Star Games, Sting Entertainment
  • released on (16 years ago)


Baroque a.k.a. Baroque architecture is the building style of the Baroque era, begun in late 16th-century Italy, that took the Roman vocabulary of Renaissance architecture and used it in a new rhetorical and theatrical fashion, often to express the triumph of the Catholic Church and the absolutist state. It was characterized by new explorations of form, light and shadow, and dramatic intensity.


  1. 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.
    • also known as ศิลปะบาโรก, Стиль бароко, 巴洛克艺术
  2. Baroque a.k.a. Baroque! is a TV program, begun on (5 years ago).

Phrases with Baroque

  1. baroque era
  2. baroque organ
  3. baroque period

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Baroque

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Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

The term baroque (probably from Port, barroco, irregularly shaped pearl; or from the painter F. Barocci, or Baroccio, d. 1612) was used formerly in a decidedly pejorative sense, to mean "grotesque," "in corrupt taste," overladen with scrollwork," ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2006)

by Bruno Becchio, Johannes P. Schadé

Baroque Art and architecture of Europe and its Latin ...

Google previewDictionary of Furniture (2013)

Third Edition by Charles Boyce

baroque table German baroque furniture was severely rectilinear in form, varied only by heavy moldings and cornices on case pieces. However, the use of rare and expensive materials, such as ivory and precious stones, was avidly pursued, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Enlightenment (2013)

by Michel Delon

French word baroque is derived either from the Portuguese word barroco, used as early as the 13th century to describe an irregular pearl, or from in baroco, which was a neutral term in 13th-century Scholastic logic. When Renaissance ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

by Roland Greene, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul F. Rouzer, Harris Feinsod, David Marno, Alexandra Slessarev

Baroque stylistic features and themes characterize verse by Donne, Michael Drayton, Marvell, and Milton; the prose of...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of the Arts and Sciences (1888)

by Johann Georg Heck

that the rococo taste found expression, as the baroque phase had been inaugurated in that...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopedia of the Arts and Sciences: Arhcitecture, by A. Essenwein (1888)

that the rococo taste found expression, as the baroque phase had been inaugurated in that...

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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. (Cecilia Bartoli)
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Scrabble value of B3A1R1O1Q10U1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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