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gothic
'gothic' - used as an adjective
1. of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths
the Gothic Bible translation
2. of or relating to the Goths
Gothic migrations
3. characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German
4. as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
5. characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque
gothic novels like 'Frankenstein'

'gothic' - used as a noun
6. a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
7. a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
8. extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas
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