Definition of El Greco in English:

El Greco

proper noun

  • (1541–1614), Spanish painter; born on Crete; born Domenikos Theotokopoulos. His portraits and religious works are characterized by distorted perspective, elongated figures, and strident use of color. In Spanish, his name means “the Greek.”

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘the Greek’.

Pronunciation

El Greco

/el ˈɡrekō/