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Definition of "silver-gilt" []

  • Silver covered with gilding; also, gilded articles of silver. (noun)
  • A close imitation of real gilding, made by applying silver-leaf, burnishing the surface, and then coating with a transparent yellow lacquer. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "silver-gilt" in a sentence
  • "Sitting in the Mikhailovsky's pretty apricot and silver-gilt auditorium among the Russian critics and invited guests, you could feel the tension."
  • "Made in the Upper Rhine region around 1210, it consists of a wooden bust that housed numerous relics and a hammered silver-gilt head that covered it like a divine skin, replete with a jeweled brow band."
  • "Beneath the light, against your white front door, the smallest moths, like Chinese fans, flatten themselves, silver and silver-gilt over pale yellow, orange, or gray."