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neo-Gothic

Syllabification: ne·o-Goth·ic

Definition of neo-Gothic in English:

adjective

Of or in an artistic style that originated in the 19th century, characterized by the revival of Gothic and other medieval forms. In architecture it is manifested in pointed arches, vaulted ceilings, and mock fortifications.
Example sentences
  • The eighteenth century saw Georgian and neo-Gothic architecture, which continued into the nineteenth century when neo-Classical styles arose.
  • Moreover, sources within the CTO claim that this century old piece of neo-Gothic structure has not seen maintenance since a long time.
  • Contained within the footprint of the original neo-Gothic chapel, the flowing, guitar-shaped plan emphasizes the continuity of life.

noun

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The neo-Gothic style.
Example sentences
  • As it is, Melbourne is architecturally confused: a bit of neo-Gothic here, a touch of old colonial there, car parks and questionable attempts at modernism everywhere.
  • English magic realism also has some affinity with the neo-Gothic.
  • Those favoured by the regime still tended towards the neo-Gothic in architecture and sculpture, and an academic historicism in painting.

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