silver gilt

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. silver fizz,
  2. silver fluoride,
  3. silver foil,
  4. silver fox,
  5. silver frost,
  6. silver goal,
  7. silver gray,
  8. silver hake,
  9. silver halide,
  10. silver iodate

Origin of silver gilt

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425

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British Dictionary definitions for silver-gilt

silver-gilt

noun

silver covered with a thin film of gold
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