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Arabesque

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Definitions of Arabesque

Pronunciation : Ar`a*besque"
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. arabesque, fr. It. arabesco, fr. Arabo Arab.]
Definition : Defn: A style of ornamentation either painted, inlaid, or carved in low relief. It consists of a pattern in which plants, fruits, foliage, etc., as well as figures of men and animals, real or imaginary, are fantastically interlaced or put together.

Note: It was employed in Roman imperial ornamentation, and appeared, without the animal figures, in Moorish and Arabic decorative art. (See Moresque.) The arabesques of the Renaissance were founded on Greco-Roman work.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ar`a*besque"
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : 1. Arabian. [Obs.]

2. Relating to, or exhibiting, the style of ornament called arabesque; as, arabesque frescoes.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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