florid style

florid style
overly decorative style, flowery style, ornate style

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  • Florid — Flor id, a. [L. floridus, fr. flos, floris, flower. See {Flower}.] 1. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery. [R.] [1913 Webster] Fruit from a pleasant and florid tree. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Bright in color; flushed with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • florid — adjective Etymology: Latin floridus blooming, flowery, from florēre Date: 1651 1. a. obsolete covered with flowers b. very flowery in style ; ornate < florid prose > < florid declamations >; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • florid — flor|id [ˈflɔrıd US ˈflo: , ˈfla: ] adj literary [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: floridus flowering , from flos; FLORA] 1.) a florid face is red in colour ▪ a middle aged man with a florid complexion 2.) florid language, music, or art has a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • style — n. & v. n. 1 a kind or sort, esp. in regard to appearance and form (an elegant style of house). 2 a manner of writing or speaking or performing (written in a florid style; started off in fine style). 3 the distinctive manner of a person or school …   Useful english dictionary

  • florid — *ornate, flamboyant, rococo, baroque Analogous words: aureate, flowery, euphuistic, grandiloquent, magniloquent, *rhetorical, bombastic: sumptuous, luxurious, opulent: *showy, ostentatious, pretentious Antonyms: chaste (in style, decoration)… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • florid — /ˈflɒrəd / (say floruhd) adjective 1. highly coloured or ruddy, as complexion, cheeks, etc. 2. flowery; excessively ornate; showy: a florid prose style; florid music. 3. Architecture having many decorative features, as in baroque or rococo styles …  

  • ornate style — florid style, flamboyant and pretentious phrasing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Asiatic style — The Asiatic style or Asianism (Latin: genus orationis Asiaticum, Cicero, Brutus 325) refers to an Ancient Greek rhetorical tendency (though not an organized school) that arose in the third century BC, which later became an important point of… …   Wikipedia

  • William and Mary style —  style of decorative arts so named during the reign (1689–1702) of William III and Mary II of England. When William came to the English throne from the house of Orange, he encouraged many Dutch artisans to follow him. In addition to these… …   Universalium

  • Queen Anne Style architecture — The Queen Anne Style is a style of architecture, furniture and decoration that reached its greatest popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century, manifesting itself in a number of different ways in different countries. It consisted largely… …   Wikipedia

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