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Gothic

Definition

[n] 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
[n] a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
[n] 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
[adj] (literature) characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; "gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"
[adj] as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating"
[adj] of or relating to the Goths; "Gothic migrations"
[adj] of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; "the Gothic Bible translation"
[adj] characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German

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