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(1)   Characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque
"Gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"
(2)   As if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
"A medieval attitude toward dating"
(3)   Of or relating to the Goths
"Gothic migrations"
(4)   Of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths
"The Gothic Bible translation"
(5)   Characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German


(6)   A style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
(7)   A heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
(8)   Extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas

Proper noun

  1. an extinct language, once spoken by the Goths in what is now Ukraine and Bulgaria.


  1. of or related to the Goths.
  2. of or related to the architectural style favored in western Europe in the 12th to 16th centuries.
  3. of or related to the goth subculture or lifestyle.
  4. of or related to a style of fictional writing emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting.
  5. of a style of elaborate calligraphy based on medieval writing, also called black letter.
  6. of a sans serif typeface using straight, even-width lines, also called typesetters gothic.