- a genre of rock music that first became popular in the 1980s and is characterized by morbid themes and melodies.
- a person who is part of a subculture favoring this style of music and a dark and morbid aesthetic:goths dressed in black shirts and pants.
Origin of Goth
Definition for goth (2 of 2)
or Goth, goth.
Examples from the Web for goth
Yes, it was a fairly disappointing year in music—one devoid of Goth teen prodigies, Yeezy, and galvanizing rock anthems.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More|Marlow Stern|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He fell in love with Hello Kitty as a teen when he was going through his goth phase—and she was too.Explosion of Cute: Inside the Superfan Mania of Hello Kitty Con 2014|Sarah Bay Williams|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From goth dating to plus-size, prisoners to gold diggers, these sites revolve around one thing: honesty.
Part of her Goth phase involved acquiring an impressive array of swords.
A futuristic Goth musical, Repo is set in a time when the human race is afflicted by a plague of organ failures.
Gainas, a Goth, was in command of the army, and had become all-powerful.Constantinople painted by Warwick Goble|Alexander Van Millingen
Nay, I should even pray that I might put off this purple to-day, if a Goth were to put it on.Procopius|Procopius
It was during his reign (in 410) that Rome was taken and sacked by Alaric the Goth.School Reading by Grades|James Baldwin
Even the good and great Ruskin, on the topic of Greek art, spake often like a Goth.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland
In the year 402, Alaric the Goth for the first time broke into the Western empire.Women of Early Christianity|Alfred Brittain
British Dictionary definitions for goth
- (of music) in a style of guitar-based rock with some similarities to heavy metal and punk and usually characterized by depressing or mournful lyrics
- (of fashion) characterized by black clothes and heavy make-up, often creating a ghostly appearance