Gilt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡɪlt|  American pronunciation of the word gilt
Brit.  |ɡɪlt|  British pronunciation of the word gilt

noun

- a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold (syn: gilding)

adjective

- having the deep slightly brownish color of gold (syn: aureate, gilded, gold, golden)

Examples

...the white marble sculpture of the saint in the throes of divine ecstasy is strikingly offset by a gilt aureole...

The backs were gilt or rather clouded with gold.

He had another palace, which was stayed (up)on gilt and lacquered columns.

Word forms

noun
singular: gilt
plural: gilts
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