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an ornamental coating of silver, silver leaf, or a silver-colored substance.
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Origin of silver gilt
late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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How to use silver gilt in a sentence
From the center of the ceiling hung, suspended by a golden chain, a silver gilt lamp, in which burned a perfumed oil.
And Chicot perceived, by the feeble light of the lamp, a silver gilt box, richly chased.
One night, as he was thus amusing himself, a mannikin came up to him and offered him drink in a silver-gilt beaker.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
Probably of Spanish workmanship, it is of silver gilt repouss work, and was presented by the Duchess of Dudley in 1665.Warwickshire|Clive Holland
This reliquary is a fine piece of silver-gilt work, with two dozen beautiful panels of blue enamel.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
British Dictionary definitions for silver gilt
silver covered with a thin film of gold
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