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Pronunciation: /ˈgɑːθɪk; ˈgɒθɪk/

Translation of Gothic in Spanish:


  • 1 [Architecture/Arquitectura] [Literat] gótico
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 [History/Historia] [language] gótico; [people] godo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 [Printing/Imprenta] [type/script] gótico; (sans serif) (American English/inglés norteamericano) sin patines
    Example sentences
    • 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.


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 [Architecture/Arquitectura] gótico (masculine) English/International Gothic gótico inglés/internacional
  • 3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Cinema/Cine] [Literat] [Theater/Teatro] obra (feminine) gótica
  • 4 [Printing/Imprenta] letra (feminine) gótica; (sans serif) (American English/inglés norteamericano) caracteres (masculine plural) sin patines

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