|a.||1.||(Arch.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, an artistic style common in the 17th century, characterized by the use of complex and elaborate ornamentation, curved rather than straight lines, and, in music a high degree of embellishment.|
|2.||Hence, overly complicated, or ornamented to excess; in bad taste; grotesque; odd.|
|3.||Irregular in form; - said esp. of a pearl.|
|Noun||1.||baroque - elaborate an extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century|
|Adj.||1.||baroque - having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation; "the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells|
|1.||Baroque - An early logic programming language written by Boyer and
Moore in 1972.|
["Computational Logic: Structure Sharing and Proof of program Properties", J. Moore, DCL Memo 67, U Edinburgh 1974].
|2.||baroque - Feature-encrusted; complex; gaudy; verging on excessive. Said
of hardware or (especially) software designs, this has many of
the connotations of elephantine or monstrosity but is less
extreme and not pejorative in itself. "Metafont even has
features to introduce random variations to its letterform
output. Now *that* is baroque!"|
See also rococo.