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Gothic

Goth·ic

Gothic

 
pronunciation:
ga thihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to the style of architecture that was popular from the twelfth through the mid-sixteenth century in Europe, characterized by its pointed arches and ribbed vaults.
The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris is an example of Gothic architecture.
definition 2: of or relating to the style of art, sculpture, furniture, or the like that was popular during this period.
definition 3: of or relating to a sometimes romantic style of literature that is characterized by eeriness and mystery.
definition 4: of or relating to the Goths or their language.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the art and architecture of the Gothic period.
definition 2: a novel written in the Gothic style.
definition 3: (l.c.) a type of printing or calligraphy characterized by its heavy, ornate style.
derivations: Gothically (adv.), Gothicness (n.)