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Gongorism

[gong-guh-riz-uh m, gawng-] /ˈgɒŋ gəˌrɪz əm, ˈgɔŋ-/
noun
1.
imitation of the ornate and intricate style of Góngora y Argote.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Spanish gongorismo. See Góngora y Argote, -ism
Related forms
Gongorist, noun
Gongoristic, adjective
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Gongorism

/ˈɡɒŋɡəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
an affected literary style characterized by intricate language and obscurity
2.
an example of this
Derived Forms
Gongorist, noun
Gongoristic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish gongorismo; see Góngora y Argote
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