Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday's Word Of The Day...

rococo \roh-kuh-KOH\, adjective:
1. Ornate or florid in speech, writing, or general style.

2. Pertaining to a style of painting developed simultaneously with the rococo in architecture and decoration, characterized chiefly by smallness of scale, delicacy of color, freedom of brushwork, and the selection of playful subjects as thematic material.


1. A style of architecture and decoration, originating in France about 1720, evolved from Baroque types and distinguished by its elegant refinement in using different materials for a delicate overall effect and by its ornament of shellwork, foliage, etc.


1. In the manner of, or suggested by rococo architecture, decoration, or music or the general atmosphere and spirit of the rococo.

~Funny this word should pop up today.  I was thinking about past poetry I've written and one I wrote as a particularly angsty youth used this word.  Shoot, I think it was even entitled Rococo in the Wind.  I wonder if I kept it?~


  1. Oh, I ADORE that word. I adore the sound of the word and also, the rococo architecture, itself, and everything rococo.

    Rococo... but how to use it and not be accused of writing purple prose... but then, I like purple prose, too.

    Oh, you must find that poem.

  2. hehe, I've been looking for the poem, still no luck yet. ;)

    How to use this word...I'm thinking it would be a great ranch name or hotel name... Welcome to the Rococo, may your every naughty dream come true!