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    gothic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gothic

    Definition
    (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 Definition
    (noun) a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
    Synonyms : black letter
    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : gothic architecture
    Definition
    (adj) characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German Definition
    (adj) of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths
    Example Sentence
    • the Gothic Bible translation
    Definition
    (adj) of or relating to the Goths
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    • Gothic migrations
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    (adj) as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
    Synonyms : mediaeval , medieval
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    • a medieval attitude toward dating
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque
    Example Sentence
    • gothic novels like `Frankenstein'
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