silver gilt

  1. an ornamental coating of silver, silver leaf, or a silver-colored substance.

Origin of silver gilt

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425

Words Nearby silver gilt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

    Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • And Chicot perceived, by the feeble light of the lamp, a silver gilt box, richly chased.

    Chicot the Jester | Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • 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


  1. silver covered with a thin film of gold

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