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[choo r-ee-guh-resk] /ˌtʃʊər i gəˈrɛsk/
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.
Also, churrigueresco
[Spanish choor-ree-ge-res-kaw] /Spanish tʃurˌri gɛˈrɛs kɔ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of churrigueresque
1835-45; < French < Spanish churrigueresco, after José Churriguera (1650-1725), baroque architect and sculptor + -esco -esque Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for churrigueresque
Historical Examples
  • The influence of Churriguera, who evolved the churrigueresque style, is to be met with in almost every Cathedral in the country.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
  • Externally the structure is completely cased in late Spanish Renaissance or churrigueresque work.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • For me a churrigueresque building is the ne plus ultra of bad taste in architecture, and Spain has a wealth of them.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The whole thing was in the worst possible taste, on a level with the bad churrigueresque architecture of the same period.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
British Dictionary definitions for churrigueresque


of or relating to a style of baroque architecture of Spain in the late 17th and early 18th centuries
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish churrigueresco in the style of José Churriguera (1650–1725), Spanish architect and sculptor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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