MEANING: noun: An affected literary style marked by intricate language and elaborate figures of speech.

ETYMOLOGY: After Spanish baroque poet Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627). Earliest documented use: 1813.

NOTES: Some Gongorisms from Luis de Góngora y Argote:
• La vida es ciervo herido, que las flechas le dan alas. (Life is a wounded stag in whom the fast-stuck arrows function as wings.)
• A batallas de amor, campo de pluma. (Feathers are love’s most fitting battle-ground.)

GOGORISM - Disco music beat

GONGPRISM - a special piezo-sonic crystal that reverberates when white light shines through it

GONORISM - combining a venereal disease with an ineffective contraceptive method