V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. extravagant, complex, flamboyant, and highly ornate; 2. characteristic of a 17th century style of art, music, and architecture

Synonyms: flamboyant, ornate, embellished, florid, extravagant, rococo

Antonyms: plain, simple

Tips: Baroque may be capitalized when used as an adjective, especially if it is referring to the 17th century style. The word comes from the French and the Portuguese barroco, which means "irregularly shaped pearl."

Usage Examples:

The wealthy couple decorated their home very elaborately with ornamental rugs and baroque artwork. (rococo, ornate)

The artist carved chairs ranging in design from simple and classic to complicated and baroque. (extravagant, flamboyant, ornate)

The baroque costumes used in the play were visually stunning. (flamboyant, extravagant)

Her baroque sense of style always had her wearing huge earrings and other ornate jewelry. (flamboyant, ornate)

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