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Definition of Gothic


  1. Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude; barbarous.
  2. Of or pertaining to a style of architecture with pointed arches, steep roofs, windows large in proportion to the wall spaces, and, generally, great height in proportion to the other dimensions -- prevalent in Western Europe from about 1200 to 1475 a. d. See Illust. of Abacus, and Capital.
  3. The language of the Goths; especially, the language of that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the 4th century. See Goth.
  4. A kind of square-cut type, with no hair lines.
  5. The style described in Gothic, a., 2.

Gothic Quotations

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I wouldn't consider myself Goth, but I love Gothic pieces.
Tyson Chandler

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.
Kenneth Clark

I decorated my house like a medieval gothic castle, European-style. Chandeliers and red velvet curtains. My bedroom is pink and black, my bathroom is totally Hello Kitty, I have a massive pink couch and a big antique gold cross.
Avril Lavigne

Walking at random through the streets, we came by chance upon the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I shall long remember my first impression of the scene within. The lofty gothic ceiling arched far above my head and through the stained windows the light came but dimly - it was all still, solemn and religious.
Bayard Taylor
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Gothic Translations

gothic in Afrikaans is Goties
gothic in Dutch is gotisch, Gotisch
gothic in French is gothique
gothic in German is Gotik (Schriftart)
gothic in Swedish is gotisk
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