- designating or of a style of European architecture of the 11th and 12th cent., based on the Roman and characterized by the use of the round arch and vault, thick, massive walls, interior bays, etc.
- designating or of a style of painting, sculpture, etc. corresponding to this
Origin of RomanesqueFrench from Italian romanesco, romanzesco from romanzo from Old French romanz: see Romance and -esque
the Romanesque style of architecture, painting, etc.
- 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.
- Of, relating to, or being corresponding styles in painting and sculpture.
A Romanesque style of architecture, painting, or sculpture.
Maria Laach Abbey
near Andernach, Germany
Roman +"Ž -esque