What is Gothic?

  • (adj): Characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on gothic:

Gothic - Other Uses
1 (Havergal Brian), known as "The Gothic", the largest symphony ever composed Gothic (film), a 1986 film by Ken Russell Gothic (series), a video game series originally developed by Piranha Bytes ... a football club in Norwich, England New Gothic Art SS Gothic (1893), a White Star Line ship SS Gothic (1920), a British cargo ship in service 1922-39 ...
Darkseed (band) - Style and Influences
... Darkseed take a more unconventional song writing method that aims more towards the gothic experimental route" ... In their first studio album, they changed their music to gothic metal and became a part of German gothic metal movement ... "History shows that German Gothic Metal isn’t the most exciting sound you can listen to ...
Darkseed (band)
... Darkseed is a German gothic metal band, formed in 1992 ... a more unconventional song writing method that aimed more towards the gothic experimental route ... They changed their music to gothic metal on their first studio album Midnight Solemnly Dance ...
Saluzzo - Main Sights
... The Cathedral (1491–1501), in Lombard-Gothic style ... The Dominican church of San Giovanni, begun in 1330 in Gothic style and completed in 1504 with Bramantesque influences ... It has a noteworthy Gothic façade ...
Raygun Gothic
... Raygun Gothic is a catchall term for a visual style that incorporates various aspects of the Googie, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco architectural styles when applied to retro-futuristic science fiction ... Academic Lance Olsen has characterised Raygun Gothic as "a tomorrow that never was" ...

More definitions of "Gothic":

  • (adj): As if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened.
    Synonyms: medieval, mediaeval
  • (adj): Characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque.
    Example: "Gothic novels like 'Frankenstein'"
  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: Gothic architecture
  • (adj): Of or relating to the Goths.
    Example: "Gothic migrations"
  • (noun): A heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries.
    Synonyms: black letter
  • (adj): Of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths.
    Example: "The Gothic Bible translation"
  • (noun): 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.

Famous quotes containing the word gothic:

    The gothic is singular in this; one seems easily at home in the renaissance; one is not too strange in the Byzantine; as for the Roman, it is ourselves; and we could walk blindfolded through every chink and cranny of the Greek mind; all these styles seem modern when we come close to them; but the gothic gets away.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list—the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)