And both are studded with rococo set pieces of ruthless masculine one-upmanship.
It is filled with ivory lace boleros, rococo printed skirts and tops, and ribbon-embroidered jackets.
This chicken features a thin, abundant crust with so many facets and angles you want to call it rococo.
The bar drips with rococo flourishes, from the ornate marble fireplace to the lavish gilded mirror.
Sascha Hertli, chief executive of rococo Dessous, discovered the missing sparkle while a consultant in oil-rich Qatar.
The figures are painted with a strength and bloom which are still quite worthy of the rococo.
So we cleaned and adorned ourselves and groped our way to the rococo.
You are on our side, but you are not of the Germans with their hankerings for a rococo Empire.
In this, as in Hamlet, there are the rococo excrescences—yourselves, let us say.
But except in such a context (which Sidney cannot weave) it is a rococo ornament, a tawdry beautification.
1836, "old-fashioned," from French rococo (19c.), apparently a humorous alteration of rocaille "shellwork, pebble-work" from Middle French roche "rock," from Vulgar Latin *rocca "stone." Specifically of furniture or architecture of the time of Louis Quatorze and Louis Quinze, from 1841. If this is correct, the reference is to the excessive use of shell designs in this lavish style. For differentiation, see baroque. The general sense of "tastelessly florid or ornate" is from 1844.
Much of the painting, engraving, porcelain-work, etc., of the time has ... a real decorative charm, though not of a very high order in art. Hence rococo is used attributively in contempt to note anything feebly pretentious and tasteless in art or literature. [Century Dictionary, 1902]
Baroque in the extreme. Used to imply that a program has become so encrusted with the software equivalent of gold leaf and curlicues that they have completely swamped the underlying design. Called after the later and more extreme forms of Baroque architecture and decoration prevalent during the mid-1700s in Europe. Alan Perlis said: "Every program eventually becomes rococo, and then rubble."
Compare critical mass.