Definitions of Gothic:
- noun: a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
- noun: a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
- noun: extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas
- adjective: of or relating to the Goths
Example: "Gothic migrations"
- adjective: of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths
Example: "The Gothic Bible translation"
- adjective: characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
- adjective: characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque
Example: "Gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"
- adjective: as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
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