Definition of silver gilt in English:

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silver gilt

Pronunciation: /ˈsilvər ɡilt/

noun

1Gilded silver.
Example sentences
  • The original was lost to the nation in 1900, but the Nelson Society sees 2005 as the ideal time to restore to the public one of Nelson's Naval Gold Medals - albeit a reproduction in gold, silver gilt and bronze gilt.
  • However, for the prince, display was an essential function of silver and silver gilt as he aped the mania of his rival Napoleon for silver gilt and gilt bronze.
  • Then, in 1900, the Havemeyers commissioned Tiffany to produce an unusual punch bowl with three silver and glass ladles suspended from glass hooks of iridescent gold Favrile glass and silver gilt, in a fluid design of wave motifs.
1.1An imitation gilding of yellow lacquer over silver leaf.
Example sentences
  • The silver gilt trophy, which was awarded for the 1767 Richmond Gold Cup race, stands nearly 19 inches tall and weighs 132 ounces.

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Syllabification: sil·ver gilt

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