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rococoesque

noun; derivation
Possessing the characteristic of the rococo style, a style with asymmetrical forms and elaborate decoration. Although “rococo” itself is already an adjective, in order to emphasize the characteristics of the style, and perhaps to use a French adjective ending to enhance the artistic meaning, the -esque suffix is appended to the word. Since “rococo” itself came from the French language, the derivation is very natural.
 
They created the all-steel, rococo-esque Iceberg table.
Etymology : from French rocaille, and -esque (Adj.)
Source : Time Winter Supplement
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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