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1. also Baroque Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style in art and architecture developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century, emphasizing dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts.
2. also Baroque Music Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style of composition that flourished in Europe from about 1600 to 1750, marked by expressive dissonance and elaborate ornamentation.
3. Extravagant, complex, or bizarre, especially in ornamentation: "the baroque, encoded language of post-structural legal and literary theory" (Wendy Kaminer).
4. Irregular in shape: baroque pearls.
n. also Baroque
The baroque style or period in art, architecture, or music.

[French, from Italian barocco, imperfect pearl, and from Portuguese barroco.]

ba·roque′ly adv.
ba·roque′ness n.


in a baroque fashion
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In the darker sound, it sinks in silence, and in the middle section it splendidly accelerates, so as to chime with the poignancy of the Baroquely wistful piety.
The law governing wrongful death actions for the estates of those who die at sea is a baroquely intricate tapestry that interweaves strands of both statutory and common law.
One striking aspect of the exhibition was its riposte to the truism that painting doesn't make much sense in LA, a proposition belied by works like Lecia Dole-Recio's layered constructions and Channi ng Hansen's baroquely knitted extravaganzas.
They don't have the marble heft of those in the German sedans' baroquely detailed, Old World cabins.
Classification may very well not be useless, but it is never analysis, no matter how baroquely detailed and comprehensive-seeming its categories.
15-26), appeared originally in the New York Review of Books and takes as its central biographical premise the notion that "Hopkins' singular temperament, its odd mix of the naive and the baroquely convoluted" (p.
While most of it surrounds star Natalie Portman, above, who plays an obsessive ballerina on the quest for perfection and her potential Oscar nomination, a fair amount can be attributed to the luscious style - with baroquely beautiful costumes by Rodarte and dramatic make-up by artists Judy Chin and Margie Durand.
Despite a number of irregularities--which were due largely to logistical difficulties and a baroquely complicated electoral law--the October 20, 1996 presidential, legislative, and mayoral elections were judged free and fair by international observers and by the groundbreaking national electoral observer group Etica y Transparencia (Ethics and Transparency).
One way of approaching the baroquely described narrative turns and the "drastic imagery" (Preece 40) of Die Blechtrommel is to read the novel as a literary transvaluation of what Freud has called in a short essay, written in 1909, "a family romance" (Freud 224).
Featuring Pacino at his most baroquely brilliant, tearing into the machismo of Oliver Stone's screenplay, De Palma's film has become a cultural touchstone.
The intense attention to audience response characteristic of this theaterly book occasionally results in baroquely complex assertions that better reflect the critic's intellectual itinerary than a response one could actually have in the theater, as in the following claim for The Wild Duck: "the metatheatrical element in Ibsen's presentation of Hjalmar actually feeds into the audience's sympathy for him even as it distances us enough so that we may also laugh at him" (125).