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Adjective: gothic  góth-ik
  1. As if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
    "a gothic attitude toward dating";
    - medieval, mediaeval
     
  2. (literature) characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque
    "gothic novels like 'Frankenstein'"
Adjective: Gothic  gó-thik
  1. Of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths
    "the Gothic Bible translation"
     
  2. Characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
     
  3. Of or relating to the Goths
    "Gothic migrations"
Noun: Gothic  gó-thik
  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
    - Gothic architecture
     
  2. A heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
    - black letter
     
  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

See also: nonmodern, strange, unusual

Type of: architectural style, case, East Germanic, East Germanic language, face, font, fount [Brit], style of architecture, type of architecture, typeface

Encyclopedia: Gothic