- gothic arch,
- gothic armor,
- gothic revival,
Origin of gothic
Examples from the Web for gothic
I encountered The Mysteries of Udolpho when I took a Gothic novel course as a student at St. Andrews in Scotland.
One of the coolest things about the class was that we were discussing the Gothic novel in real Gothic buildings.
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The worst of the bunch was Mary Reilly, a gothic take on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and More|Marlow Stern|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Louisiana, a land rich with swampy Gothic crime stories and compelling motion-picture tax incentives!‘True Detective’ Review: You Have to Watch HBO’s Revolutionary Crime Classic|Andrew Romano|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The church of Notre-Dame, partly modern, preserves a Gothic portal of the 16th century and a graceful tower of the same period.
The last manifestations of Gothic church-building in Spain were neither weak nor decadent, but virile, impressive and logical.Cathedrals of Spain|John A. (John Allyne) Gade
That the interpretation is taken from Gothic traditions is self-evident.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3|Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
The building has a facade of stone, built after the Gothic style, which has lost its colour from age, and is becoming blackish.
Gothic letter, Caxton's fourth font, forty lines to the page, with headline.
"of the Goths," Germanic people who lived in Eastern Europe c.100 C.E., "pertaining to the Goths or their language," 1610s, from Late Latin Gothicus, from Gothi, Greek Gothoi, all from Gothic gutþiuda "Gothic people," the first element cognate with Old Norse gotar "men." "The sense 'men' is usually taken to be the secondary one, but as the etymology of the word is unknown, this is uncertain" [Gordon]. The unhistorical -th- in English is from Late Latin.
Used in sense of "savage despoiler" (1660s) in reference to their fifth-century sacking of Roman cities (cf. vandal, and French gothique, still with a sense of "barbarous, rude, cruel"). Gothic also was used by scholars to mean "Germanic, Teutonic" (1640s), hence its evolution as a 17c. term for the art style that emerged in northern Europe in the Middle Ages, and the early 19c. literary style that used northern European medieval settings to suggest horror and mystery. The word was revived 1983 as the name for a style of music and the associated youth culture; abbreviated form goth is attested from 1986. Gothic revival in reference to architecture and decorating first recorded 1869 in writing of C.L. Eastlake.
In European architecture, the dominant style during the late Middle Ages, characterized by slender towers, pointed arches, soaring ceilings, and flying buttresses. Many great cathedrals (see also cathedral), including Chartres and Notre Dame de Paris, were built in this style.