Arabesque - Classical Music Definition of Arabesque

Definition: Depending on the context, the term arabesque has several different meanings. Originally, it described a style of Arab art and architecture consisting of intricate designs of geometric floral, and foliate patterns. Similarly, as it applies to classical music, arabesque is a style of music that is ornately decorative. Most arabesques were composed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Here are a few YouTube Videos of a couple of famous arabesques: