Definition of Gothic

Definition of Gothic
  1. Gothic Proper noun an extinct language, once spoken by the Goths
  2. Gothic Adjective of or relating to the Goths.
  3. Gothic Adjective barbarous, rude, unpolished, belonging to the "Dark Ages", medieval as opposed to classical.
  4. Gothic Adjective of or relating to the architectural style favored in western Europe in the 12th to 16th centuries.
  5. Gothic Adjective of or relating to the style of fictional writing associated with the Gothic revival, emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting.
  6. Gothic Adjective in England, of the name of type formerly used to print German, also known as "black letter".
  7. Gothic Adjective in the USA, of a sans serif typeface using straight, even-width lines, also called grotesque
  8. Gothic Adjective of or relating to the goth subculture or lifestyle.
  9. Gothic Noun A novel written in the Gothic style.
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