neo-Gothic

adjective

neo-Goth·​ic ˌnē-ō-ˈgä-thik How to pronounce neo-Gothic (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting a revival or adaptation of the Gothic especially in literature or architecture

Examples of neo-Gothic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The renaissance kicked off with Il Capri Hotel, which opened on the island last spring, offering travelers a boutique option inside a neo-Gothic villa reminiscent of a Venetian palazzo. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 Specifically, Belvoir Castle, a stately and splendid pile perched on a wooded hilltop in the English countryside with more than 356 rooms and soaring neo-Gothic towers and turrets. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 11 July 2023 Surrounded by 500-year-old holly oak trees, wildflower fields, croquet lawns, and stone gates (designed by Sir Charles Barry, the same architect responsible for the neo-Gothic Houses of Parliament), the most recent iteration of the manor dates back to 1908. Staff Author, Travel + Leisure, 8 July 2023 While the main neo-Gothic structure was erected after a previous building burned down in 1834, parts of the palace are much older, such as Westminster Hall, the vaulted 11th-century hall where Queen Elizabeth II lay in state last year for five days before her funeral. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 July 2023 The neo-Gothic architecture was striking, with dove gray limestone stretching as far as the eyes could see and gargoyles on the roof peering over the grounds. Vanessa Wilkins, Travel + Leisure, 4 May 2023 It is separated from the left bank of the Danube river only by Hungary’s iconic neo-Gothic parliament, the country’s largest building and home of its National Assembly. Nicole Winfield and Justin Spike, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2023 There's a three-story automotive museum, two art museums, a gorgeous neo-Gothic church, the Morris Performing Arts Center and a scenic riverfront park to fill your itinerary. Stefanie Waldek, Good Housekeeping, 22 Apr. 2023 The neo-Gothic building, home to the National Assembly, stands next to the Danube River and has been a World Heritage Site since 2011. Gary Stoller, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neo-Gothic was in 1878

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“Neo-Gothic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neo-Gothic. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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