from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is addicted to mannerism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One addicted to mannerism; a person who, in action, bearing, or treatment, carries characteristic peculiarities to excess. See citation under mannerism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone especially interested in personal manners
  • noun One who has many idiosyncratic mannerisms


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  • The piece's brooding exaggerations might be best described as mannerist: angular, often insistent elaborations of the chorale melody; a rhetorical approach that alternates fragmentary utterance with rhapsodic outpourings, some of which traverse the entire compass of the keyboard; unexpected eruptions of pedal virtuosity; interlocking echoes that exploit the architectural expanse of northern organs; and a final cadence of high pathos, its keening swoop of descending scales followed by craggy upward leaps grasping to recover lost heights.


  • He was noted as much for his small stature (he was just over five feet tall) as for his comic roles, most of which werelike that of Fritzwritten for him and therefore tended to become ever more similar in nature and substance, so much so that he was regarded as a "mannerist," or what today is called a "stock" character actor whose roles become inseparable from the actor himself.

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  • It's never clear if his oddness is willed and sophisticated, as a mannerist device (he was a Florentine colleague of Pontormo and Bronzino) or is the product of someone trained in old-fashioned styles (he studied with Perugino) trying, and failing, to come completely up-to-date.

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  • The mannerist classicism of the Jacobean era was still associated with "old England", largely in decoration.

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  • The highly mannerist displacement of his subject's shoulder and neck in "The Janitor's Wife" 2000 reflects the pity he seems to feel for her.

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  • Her most mannerist anatomical tell, at least in this series, is the spindly, balletic elongation of her sirens 'legs; an unsettling, haunting gesture that underscores the mythological quality of her scenes.

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  • The mansion, Casa Casuarina, had been turned into a private club but is now open to the public, with a restaurant on its patio that started out in September, and tours of the mannerist upstairs suites. MoDo Does SoBe's Canyon Ranch

  • He is no longer just the arch mannerist, the etiolated epigone of Michelangelo, perverse and stylised in equal measure.

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  • At first, this painting, by the mannerist painter Parmigianino, looks perfectly finished.

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  • Bronzino has often been disparaged as the arch mannerist.

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