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Gothic

[ goth-ik ]
/ ˈgɒθ ɪk /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of Gothic

First recorded in 1605–15; from Late Latin Gothicus “of, pertaining to the Goths”; see origin at Goth, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for Gothic

Gothic
/ (ˈɡɒθɪk) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of Gothic

Gothically, adverb
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Cultural definitions for Gothic

Gothic

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.

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