- [occas.R-] a style of architecture, decorative art, music, etc. of the early 18th cent. developed from and in reaction to the Baroque and characterized by profuse and delicate ornamentation, reduced scale, lightness, grace, etc.
- a style of architecture, music, etc. regarded, often disparagingly, as like this
Origin of rococoFrench from rocaille, rock work, shell work from roc from Old French roche, rock
- of or in rococo
- too profuse and elaborate in ornamentation; florid and tasteless