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- adj. from the Baroque period in visual art and music.
- proper n. A period in western architecture from ca. 1600 to the middle of the eighteenth century, known for its abundance of decoration.
- proper n. A period in western art from ca. 1600 to the middle of the eighteenth century, characterized by drama, rich color, and dramatic contrast between light and shadow.
- proper n. A period in western music from ca. 1600 to ca. 1760, characterized by extensive use of counterpoint, basso-continuo, and extensive ornamentation.
- proper n. The chess variant invented in 1962 by mathematician Robert Abbott, or any of its descendants, where pieces move alike, but have differing methods of capture.
From the Portuguese barroco ("irregular pearl") (Wiktionary)