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Synonyms for Gothic

extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths

a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries

a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries

as if belonging to the Middle Ages

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characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque

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In the poem itself Charles and his "old Gothick Blood" descend "From Goths and Vandals, and Gustavus' Line" and are superior to Greco-Roman heroes (5).
The man responsible for the look of Arbury was not some medieval mason, but a landed gent of 18thcentury Warwickshire, with an evident taste for the Gothick.
The ancestral home of Lord Anglesey on the bank of the Menai Strait near Llanfairpwll has two rooms licensed for weddings - The Music Room holds up to 100 guests, the Gothick Hall up to 30.
Kinkead-Weekes argues that the story is "not merely Gothick, but rather a 'Gothick' which at every turn signals a consciousness of its own operation" (17).
My driver pointed out Ross Perot's Tudor mansion with what seemed to be a Regency Gothick window.
Pritchard would, in the course of the next 20 years, become the leading architect in the Welsh borders, with a range of commissions that included Ludlow Guildhall, Shipton Hall and Croft Castle, and he could turn his hand to anything from Gothick to Rococo.
Strawberry Hill House, the 18th-century Gothick villa created by politician and novelist Horace Walpole, has received a 4.
The stable block resembles Nash's Gothick work, and is basically a rectangular Classical building, with economical brick battlements on top.
Unlike our Romantics, Islamic poets and philosophers felt no need to moon about among carefully sited grottoes and temples or artfully constructed Gothick ruins.
Across Wood Street to the east of the Rogers site is Wren's gothick tower of St Alban, the rest of which was destroyed during the war; it is one of the very few reminders of the scale of the place before bombs and planners destroyed it.
Speedwell Castle is an extraordinary piece of Georgian Gothick, quite out of character with its sedate surroundings.
Clara Reeve's novel The Champion of Virtue (1777), reprinted in 1778 as The Old English Baron: A Gothic Story, which appears in volume 1 of Kelly's edition, advances the bourgeois values of democracy in opposition to the aristocratic and elitist ideology of Walpole's The Castle of Otranto: A Gothick Story (1764).
ALTHOUGH William Beckford wrote a Gothick romance as reckless and immoderate as himself, his life of epic prodigality would arrest attention had he not written a single line.