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Gothic

adjective uk   /ˈɡɒθ.ɪk/ us    /ˈɡɑː.θɪk/

Gothic adjective (BUILDING)

of or like a style of building that was common in Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries and whose characteristics are pointed arches and windows, high ceilings, and tall, thin columns: a Gothic cathedral Gothic arches

Gothic adjective (STORIES)

used to describe writing or films in which strange things happen in frightening places
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