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Gothic British & World English

Relating to the Goths or their extinct language, which belongs to the East Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. It provides the earliest manuscript evidence of any Germanic language (4th-6th centuries ad)

Gothic New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

style of architecture in the 12th–16th centuries

gothic in Gothic British & World English

Relating to goths or goth music

neo-Gothic British & World English

Of or in a style of art and architecture that originated in the 19th century, characterized by the revival of medieval Gothic forms. In architecture it is manifested in pointed arches, vaulted ceilings, and mock fortifications

Gothic in Gothick New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

pseudo-archaic spelling of Gothic in sense ‘portentously gloomy’

Gothic novel British & World English

An English genre of fiction popular in the 18th to early 19th centuries, characterized by an atmosphere of mystery and horror and having a pseudo-medieval setting

American Gothic British & World English

A noted 1930 painting by Grant Wood (1891–1942), depicting a dour-faced farmer and his daughter in front of their house, with a Gothic-style window in the background. It is representative of traditional American rural values, and is widely copied and parodied

Gothic Revival British & World English

The renewed popularity of the Gothic style of architecture towards the middle of the 19th century

collegiate Gothic British & World English

Of or in a style of neo-Gothic architecture used for some US university buildings

Victorian Gothic British & World English

Of or in a 19th-century style of art and architecture characterized by the revival of medieval Gothic forms; neo-Gothic


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