[ US /ˈmʊɹɪʃ/ ]
  1. relating to or characteristic of the Moors
    Moorish courtyard
  1. a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by horseshoe-shaped arches
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How To Use Moorish In A Sentence

  • To this fusion are added Gothic style elements in the legs (a rounded arch above and a trefoil below each), colorful French ceramics with a Moorish flavor, and exotic serpents on either side of the ceramic cylinder.
  • The Moorish girl advanced, creeping on her knees, her two hands still extended towards Meroë, who, full of pity, leaned towards the suppliant, meaning to raise her up. The Brass Bell or, The Chariot of Death
  • The alley up which we were moving was planted on each side with that remarkable tree or plant, for I know not which to call it, the giant aloe, which is called in Spanish, pita, and in Moorish, gursean. The Bible in Spain; or, the journeys, adventures, and imprisonments of an Englishman, in an attempt to circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula
  • The eastern slope has numerous large oysters on the rocks, guarded by loyal moorish idols and bicolour parrotfish.
  • Most of what you see here are coral fish like various wrasses, squirrelfish, Moorish Idols, parrotfish, angelfish, surgeonfish and butterflyfish.
  • Seen from the outside the spacious terraces led through wide Moorish archways into luxurious suites. FINAL RESORT
  • Now let your worships turn your eyes to that tower that appears there, which is supposed to be one of the towers of the alcazar of Saragossa, now called the now called the Aljaferia; that lady who appears on that balcony dressed in Moorish fashion is the peerless Melisendra, for many a time she used to gaze from thence upon the road to France, and seek consolation in her captivity by thinking of Paris and her husband. Don Quixote
  • Here we start from Mérida, where the Roman-Moorish 'alcazar' towers proudly yet. Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond
  • Spanish architecture shows Moorish influence.
  • He owns a palatial Moorish villa on Spain's ritzy Costa del Sol and a ski chalet in Saint Moritz, Switzerland.
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