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Definition of gothic:

  1. A kind of square- cut type, with no hair lines.
  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. Pertaining to the Goths; as, customs; also, rude; barbarous.
  4. The language of the Goths; especially, the language of that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the 4th century. See Goth.
  5. The style described in Gothic, a., 2.


chivalric, grotesque, medieval, mysterious, rude, black letter, knightly, barbaric, eerie, old, unusual, nonmodern, barbarous, Gothic architecture, mediaeval, strange.

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