- 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.
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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
Although, I think all those ghetto/goth kids are doing something with Melissa Burns; all the weirdo kids.Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig|Marlow Stern|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And The Met's Anna Wintour Costume Center goes goth for Fall.New York City's Professional Bridesmaid; Fox News Creates 'Beyonce Voters' Demographic|The Fashion Beast Team|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
[Tatum laughs] Like I found the three other artsy goth kids at Boulder and hung out with them.Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs|Kevin Fallon|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His father was a Goth, and his mother of the nation of the Alani.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
For the fair-skinned daughters of the Goth, being wise, hold that there is but one kind of love, as there is but one kind of gold.Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
After his death, the title of duke of pernon was borne by the families of Goth and of Pardaillan.
The vengeance of the Goth had fallen on the temples, but the churches had been spared.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
A German invading Goth and malignant destroyer could do no more.The Dover Road|Charles G. Harper
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