Definition of Gothic in English:
- With the extinction of the Ostrogothic language, the longest-surviving Gothic people finally disappeared from history.
- He translated the Bible from Greek into the Gothic language.
- The Germans consolidated in the Po Valley, along the so-called Gothic line, and fought a hard battle through the autumn and winter months.
- About 1120 arches began to be made pointed, and from this grew the style known as Early English, the first phase of Gothic architecture in England.
- Ramsey reminds us of the increased importance and status of named architects at this time, a process initiated during the earlier periods of Gothic architecture.
- Nor were these all soaring, vertical lancets that ended, Gothic style, in pointed arches.
- Although William Beckford wrote a Gothick romance as reckless and immoderate as himself, his life of epic prodigality would arrest attention had he not written a single line.
- The Castle of Otranto was an early example of the Gothick horror novel and Historic Doubts on Richard III fathered a minor academic industry.
- It's not a genre like, say, science fiction or Gothic horror or romance.
- It comes in two different typographic styles, Gothic typeface and graffiti style, both of which are popular in hip-hop on an international scale.
- A band of gilded silver inscribed with Gothic lettering that reads BRACHIUM S. PHILIPPI encircles the wrist of the arm relic.
- In Europe, the Gothic script of some manuscripts and of early printing (Gutenberg's, for example) enjoys a similar life as pattern alone.
- If shivers down your spine are what you're after, this is prog gothic ethnoforgery electronica at its finest.
- I kind of thought it sounded gothic or it had some kind of black metal connotation to it.
- What do Rugby league, gothic music, mouldy posters and blogging have in common?
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- Here, I stood face-to-face with magnificent structures in 17 architectural styles, including Gothic, renaissance and classical.
- After much discussion, we looked at different door styles from different architectural styles such as Gothic, Art Deco, Colonial and Modern.
- She also gave an account of the Russian architecture - Baroque, Gothic, Art Nouveau.
from French gothique or late Latin gothicus, from Gothi (see Goth). It was used in the 17th and 18th cents to mean 'not classical' (i.e. not Greek or Roman), and hence to refer to medieval architecture which did not follow classical models (sense 2 of the adjective) and a typeface based on medieval handwriting (sense 4 of the adjective).
- Example sentences
- Pascal Humbert and Jean-Yves Tola spend most of their time as two-thirds of the Gothically charged, alt-country, Denver based band 16 Horsepower.
- The golden ceiling arched Gothically towards the heavens.
- A reddish light shone out from Gothically arched windows above, illuminating the alley with a scarlet tinge.
- Example sentences
- The nearest linear example to the style employed by lead singer/songwriter Colin Meloy is the literary Gothicism typified by Victorian authors such as Charles Dickens and the Bronte sisters.
- I guess this time around the half-assed attempts at electronicism beat out the half-assed attempts at Gothicism, but not by a whole lot, and I wouldn't go so far as to say I like Smith's intentions here.
- Accordingly, as with the ludicrous fake Gothicism of the title, it proved a classic case of Nicholas Hentz's just missing the boat, with the author mercifully consigned to obscurity.
- Example sentences
- This honour falls to Horace Walpole, fourth Earl of Oxford, who bought a former coachman's cottage at Strawberry Hill and gradually Gothicised it between 1753 and 1776.
- A few years earlier he had submitted a similar design for the new Foreign Office in Whitehall, only to have it vetoed by Palmerston on the grounds that Scott would ‘Gothicize the whole country’ if given his head.
- In 1747 he purchased a villa at Twickenham, Strawberry Hill, and proceeded to Gothicize it using a combination of accurate research and his own Rococo whimsy.
Words that rhyme with GothicVisigothic
Definition of Gothic in:
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