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Definition of Gothic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected with the Goths (= a Germanic people who fought against the Roman Empire)
  2. 2(architecture) built in the style that was popular in western Europe from the 12th to the 16th centuries, and which has pointed arches and windows and tall thin pillars a Gothic church
  3. 3(of a novel, etc.) written in the style popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, which described romantic adventures in mysterious or frightening surroundings
  4. 4(of type and printing) having pointed letters with thick lines and sharp angles. German books used to be printed in this style.
  5. 5connected with goths
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Gothic