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Definition of "gaud" [gaud]

  • A gaudy or showy ornament or trinket. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gaud" in a sentence
  • "Such gaud is characteristic of the spiritual harlot (Re 17: 4)."
  • "His clothes were not precisely gaud. v, but the republican simplicity of Neuvamerica found them barbaric -- high-collared blouse, baggy blue trousers tucked into soft half boots, surcoat embroidered with twined snakes and flowers, a silver dragon brooch."
  • "Like SHE in her lonely alien gaud waiting her Egyptian lover so I wait -- bereft of 2,000 years and the bath of life."