What is another word for arabesque?

Pronunciation: [ˌaɹe͡ɪbˈɛsk] (IPA)

Arabesque is a word used to represent a type of ornament in art and design that features intricate and interlacing patterns. Synonyms for this word include filigree, lacework, tracery, interlace, meander, and scrollwork. These terms are often used interchangeably to describe the same type of decorative patterns that are commonly found in Islamic and Moorish architectural designs, as well as in textiles, ceramics, and other forms of decorative art. Each of these synonyms conveys a slightly different connotation, but they all share the same sense of complexity and elegance that is associated with the arabesque style.

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What are the hypernyms for Arabesque?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    ballet, dance, movement, expressive art, Movement Art, physical expression, physical performance.

What are the hyponyms for Arabesque?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for arabesque?

Arabesque is a term that refers to a decorative design, usually in the form of curved lines and interlaced patterns. Its antonyms include simplicity, plainness, and minimalism. Instead of complex and elaborate designs, the opposite of an arabesque would be a clean and straightforward design with simple lines and shapes. The term also has a musical connotation, referring to a graceful ornamental melody in music. Its antonyms in music would be dullness, lack of ornamentation, and plainness. In art, an arabesque design can be seen in intricate tile patterns, floral decorations or filigree designs. Its antonyms are geometrical, plain or straight lined art.

What are the antonyms for Arabesque?

Usage examples for Arabesque

In a perfect liturgy no form of words, except the Creed, the Doxology, and the Lord's Prayer, would at any time reappear, but as in arabesque work every square inch of space differs from every other square, so each clause and sentence of the manual of worship would have a distinctive beauty of its own, to be looked for precisely there and nowhere else.
"A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer"
William Reed Huntington
The interior is painted throughout in arabesque.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Through the arabesque wood carvings of the arcade roof, away up the flight of steps, shafts of light came through brown fretted teak-wood and fell on gold or lacquered vermilion pillars and touched the stall-holders and their bright wares in the shadows on either side of the steps, and lit up groups of figures that went slowly up and down the irregular steep stairs, their sandals in one hand and cheroot in the other.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch

Famous quotes with Arabesque

  • A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
    Roberto Burle Marx
  • How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
    Alan Watts
  • In 1994, Signe Mayfield said in The Palo Alto Cultural Center: "A more contained approach to the figure is seen in the lyrical drawing Bend, 1991, by Stephen Namara. In contrast to Neri's expressionistic forms, Namara has depicted the calisthenic stance of the figure in a pure, linear arabesque. An ambient, white light heightens the seductive beauty of the drawing. Its resonance comes from its capacity to act as both an abstract calligraph and Lyrical representation".
    Stephen Namara
  • Through fasting, concentration and prayer, mystics shut out the shifting world of the senses in order to reach a timeless reality. Quite often they find what they seek - but it is only a shadow play, an arabesque of their own anxieties, projected onto an inner screen. They end as they began, stuck fast in the personal time of memory and regret.
    John Gray (philosopher)
  • How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
    Alan Watts

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