Adjective "churrigueresque" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌtʃʊərɪɡəˈrɛsk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to the lavishly ornamented late Spanish baroque style.
  1. 'So intricate and so complex were Churrigueresque altars that few understand how the design was done.'
  2. 'The facade, depicting Christ and the 12 apostles, is one of the finest examples of Churrigueresque architecture in Mexico.'
  3. 'Designed in the Churrigueresque style, the ground floor is wrapped in a brocade of ornamental cast iron.'

Definitions

1. noting or pertaining to the baroque architecture of Spain and its colonies in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, characterized by fantastic and lavish detailing.

More examples(as adjective)

"hails can be churrigueresque."

Origin

Mid 19th century: from the name José Benito de Churriguera (1665–1725), a Spanish architect who worked in this style.