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Definition of gold leaf in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Gold that has been beaten into a very thin sheet, used in gilding.
Example sentences
  • Participants will prepare a panel or wall which they will work on over several days and will learn how to prepare paints, pigments, and gold leaf for application and ornament.
  • Two final works from the Glassell collection are wood carvings covered with gold paint rather than gold leaf.
  • All three statues use a layer of lacquer between the wood and the exterior coat of gold leaf or pigment.

verb

(gold-leaf) [with object] Back to top  
Apply a layer of gold leaf to.
Example sentences
  • It was gold-leafed completely, from the surface down to the eagle-claw legs.
  • It would cost the council £100 to buy the old lamps from the Gas Board, have them converted, painted and gold-leafed, a scheme which had already graced Peter Lane, The Three Cranes Passage, Scott's Passage and Straker's Passage.
  • I'm not expecting to be particularly impressed by a religious icon, but my jaw drops at the size and imposing beauty of this colossal gold-leafed statue.

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