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  Definition of Gothic
  1. 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
  2. a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
  3. 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
  4. characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; "gothic novels like `Frankenstein''"
  5. as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating"
  6. of or relating to the Goths; "Gothic migrations"
  7. of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; "the Gothic Bible translation"
  8. characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
Similar Words: Gothic architecture, black letter, gothic, medieval, mediaeval

 

Hyponyms: perpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture

 

Pertainyms: Goth, black letter

 

 
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