- (art, literature) In literature, an ostentatious and unnatural style of the second half of the sixteenth century. In the contemporary criticism, described as a negation of the classicist equilibrium, pre-Baroque, and deforming expressiveness.
- Exaggerated or effected style in art, speech, or other behavior.
- A group of verbal or other unconscious habitual behaviors peculiar to an individual.
- (art, literature) In fine art, a style that is inspired by previous models, aiming to reproduce subjects in an expressive language.