Rococo meaning

rə-kōkō, rōkə-kō
A style of composition arising in the 1700s in France, often viewed as an extension of the baroque, and characterized by a high degree of ornamentation and lightness of expression.
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Immoderately elaborate or complicated.
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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.
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A style of architecture, music, etc. regarded, often disparagingly, as like this.
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Of or in rococo.
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Too profuse and elaborate in ornamentation; florid and tasteless.
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A style of baroque architecture and decorative art, from 18th century France, having elaborate ornamentation.
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Of, or relating to the rococo style.
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Of or relating to the rococo.
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Origin of rococo

  • French probably alteration of rocaille rockwork from roc rock variant of roche from Vulgar Latin rocca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition