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1. Of, relating to, or being a style of European architecture containing both Roman and Byzantine elements, prevalent especially in the 11th and 12th centuries and characterized by massive walls, round arches, and relatively simple ornamentation.
2. Of, relating to, or being corresponding styles in painting and sculpture.
A Romanesque style of architecture, painting, or sculpture.
1. (Architecture) denoting, relating to, or having the style of architecture used in W and S Europe from the 9th to the 12th century, characterized by the rounded arch, the groin vault, massive-masonry wall construction, and a restrained use of mouldings. See also Norman16
2. (Art Terms) denoting or relating to a corresponding style in painting, sculpture, etc
[C18: Roman + -esque]
of or pertaining to the style of architecture prevailing in W and S Europe from the 9th through the 12th centuries, characterized by heavy masonry construction with narrow openings and the use of the round arch, the groin vault, and the barrel vault.
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|Noun||1.||Romanesque - a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 AD; characterized by round arches and vaults and by the substitution of piers for columns and profuse ornament and arcades|
architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture - architecture as a kind of art form
Norman architecture - a Romanesque style first appearing in Normandy around 950 AD and used in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the 12th century
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Romanesque[ˌrəʊməˈnesk] ADJ (Archit) → románico
Romanesque[ˌrəʊməˈnɛsk] adj → roman(e)
adj → romanisch