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English definition of “baroque”

baroque

adjective     /bəˈrɒk/ US  /-ˈrɑːk/
relating to the heavily decorated style in buildings, art, and music that was popular in Europe in the 17th century and the early part of the 18th century: baroque architecture/paintersArt history and artistic movements
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