Barbaresque

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Barbaresque Barbaric in form or style; as, barbaresque architecture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • barbaresque Characteristic of or appropriate to barbarians; barbarous in style.
    • barbaresque [capitalized] Of or pertaining to Barbary in northern Africa.
    • n barbaresque [capitalized] A native of Barbary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Barbaresque pertaining to Barbary: barbarous, esp. in art
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. barbaros, foreign, lit. stammering, from the unfamiliar sound of foreign tongues.