Definition of vermeil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvərm(ə)l/
/ˈvərˌmāl/ /vərˈmāl/


[often as modifier]
1Gilded silver or bronze.
Example sentences
  • The ‘Symbols of Freedom’ flag is made of cold-cast porcelain, and the eagle is made of Legends [R] bronze, fine pewter and 24 kt. gold vermeil.
  • Made from gold vermeil hardware, vintage plastic beads, and Swarovski crystal chain, they come in three varieties.
  • Those with a vermeil medal at national level could enter the international level.
2 literary Vermilion.


Late Middle English (sense 2): from Old French (see vermilion).

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Syllabification: ver·meil

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