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A florid, ornate literary style, often employing elaborate puns and conceits.
[After Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627), Spanish poet.]
Gon′gor·is′tic (-rĭs′tĭk) adj.
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an affected literary style characterized by intricate language and obscurity
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an example of this
[C19: from Spanish gongorismo; see Góngora y Argote]
Gon•go•rism(ˈgɒŋ gəˌrɪz əm, ˈgɔŋ-)
a literary style characterized by ornateness of language and artificiality of diction.
[1805–15; < Sp gongorismo, after the style of Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627), Spanish poet]
a Spanish verse style invented by the 17th-century poet Luis de Góngora y Argote, characterized by a studied obscurity, an emphasis on Latin terms and syntax, allusions to classical myths, and lavish use of metaphors, hyperbole, paradoxes, neologisms, and antitheses. Also called cultismo, culteranismo. Cf. Euphuism. — Gongoristic, Gongoresque, adj.See also: Literary Style
an elaborate, florid, intricate style of writing, after Góngora y Argote.See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices