moorish
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈmɔːɹɪʃ/
Adjective

moorish

  1. (now rare) Boggy, marshy; like a moor.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , I.iii.3:
      glow-worms, fire-drakes, meteors, ignis fatuus […], with many such that appear in moorish grounds, about churchyards, moist valleys, or where battles have been fought […].
Synonyms
Moorish
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈmʊə.ɹɪʃ/, /ˈmɔː.ɹɪʃ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmʊɹ.ɪʃ/, /ˈmɔɹ.ɪʃ/
Adjective

moorish

  1. Of or pertaining to the Moors or their culture.
    • 1829, Walter Scott, Anne of Geierstein:
      I joy to see you wear around your neck the holy relic I bestowed on you; — but what Moorish charmlet is that you wear beside it?
  2. (architecture) Of or pertaining to a style of Spanish architecture from the time of the Moors, characterized by the horseshoe arch and ornate, geometric decoration.
Translations Translations
  • German: maurisch
  • Russian: маврита́нский



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