rococo


rococo
/reuh koh"koh, roh'keuh koh"/, n.
1. a style of architecture and decoration, originating in France about 1720, evolved from Baroque types and distinguished by its elegant refinement in using different materials for a delicate overall effect and by its ornament of shellwork, foliage, etc.
2. a homophonic musical style of the middle 18th century, marked by a generally superficial elegance and charm and by the use of elaborate ornamentation and stereotyped devices.
adj.
3. (cap.) Fine Arts.
a. noting or pertaining to a style of painting developed simultaneously with the rococo in architecture and decoration, characterized chiefly by smallness of scale, delicacy of color, freedom of brushwork, and the selection of playful subjects as thematic material.
b. designating a corresponding style of sculpture, chiefly characterized by diminutiveness of Baroque forms and playfulness of theme.
4. of, pertaining to, in the manner of, or suggested by rococo architecture, decoration, or music or the general atmosphere and spirit of the rococo: rococo charm.
5. ornate or florid in speech, literary style, etc.
[1830-40; < F, akin to rocaille ROCAILLE]

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ROCOCO — Les termes qui désignent les styles sont très souvent, dans leur acception primitive, des mots péjoratifs: gothique, maniérisme, baroque, pompier ont été ou sont encore employés avec une valeur polémique. Ils permettent de qualifier, ou plutôt de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rococó — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El Petit Trianon, «apartamento» que Madame de Pompadour, amante de Luis XV y promotora del Rococó, se hizo construir para alejarse del ambiente palaciego de Versalles …   Wikipedia Español

  • rococo — ROCOCÓ adj. invar. 1. (În arhitectură şi în arta decorativă; în sintagma) Stil rococo (şi substantivat, n.) = stil artistic de ornamentaţie răspândit în sec. XVIII, provenind din Franţa, caracterizat printr o bogăţie excesivă de linii, de curbe,… …   Dicționar Român

  • rococó — adjetivo,sustantivo masculino 1. [Estilo artístico o decorativo] que es propio del siglo XVIII europeo y se caracteriza por su gusto refinado y abundancia de formas: un salón rococó, una mesa rococó, muebles de estilo rococó. El Rococó resulta un …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Rococo — Ro*co co, a. Of or pertaining to the style called rococo; like rococo; florid; fantastic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rococo — agg. [dal fr. rococo, alteraz. scherz., avvenuta nel gergo degli artisti, di rocaille, ammasso di pietre ]. [pieno di fronzoli e di artifici, anche spreg.] ▶◀ artificioso, arzigogolato, barocco, bizzarro, capriccioso, ghiribizzoso, stravagante.… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • rococo — 1836, old fashioned, from Fr. rococo, apparently a humorous alteration of rocaille shellwork, pebble work from M.Fr. roche rock, from V.L. *rocca stone. Specifically of furniture or architecture of the time of Louis Quatorze and Louis Quinze,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rococó — (Del fr. rococo, forma jocosa de rocaille). adj. Se dice del estilo barroco que predominó en Francia en tiempo de Luis XV. U. t. c. s.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • rococo — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to an elaborately ornate late baroque style of European furniture or architecture of the 18th century, characterized by asymmetrical curves, scrollwork, and decorative motifs. 2) (of music or literature) highly ornamented… …   English terms dictionary

  • rococo — [rə kō′kō; ] occas. [ rō΄kə kō′] n. [Fr < rocaille, rock work, shell work < roc < OFr roche,ROCK1] 1. [occas.R ] a style of architecture, decorative art, music, etc. of the early 18th cent. developed from and in reaction to the Baroque… …   English World dictionary

  • Rococo — Ro*co co, n. [F.; of uncertain etymology.] A florid style of ornamentation which prevailed in Europe in the latter part of the eighteenth century. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English