Meaning of plateresque in English:


Pronunciation /ˌplatərˈɛsk/


  • (especially of Spanish architecture) richly ornamented in a style suggesting silverware.

    ‘delicately carved plateresque facades’
    • ‘Muslim culture, as absorbed by Spanish Christians, also indirectly influenced the New World in the form of family honor codes, home design and the plateresque style of architecture.’
    • ‘In the sixteenth century the new towns on the Spanish islands were a compilation of mixed styles dominated by the plateresque style, although there were also many Gothic and Romanesque elements.’


Mid 19th century from Spanish plateresco, from platero ‘silversmith’, from plata ‘silver’.