Definition of golden age in English:

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golden age



1An idyllic, often imaginary past time of peace, prosperity, and happiness: he hankered after a lost golden age
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  • Critics could rightly charge that the report had waxed nostalgic about an imaginary golden age.
  • But the evidence proves the Mesolithic was hardly a golden age of peace and universal goodwill between people.
  • Elsewhere, the empire is generally considered to have been enjoying a golden age of tranquillity and prosperity.
1.1The period when a specified art or activity is at its peak: the golden age of cinema
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  • It celebrates not only Christmas but the artistic and commercial peak of the golden age of popular song writing.
  • She is like a screen siren from the golden age of cinema - composed, elegant and glamorous.
  • Research has shown that knowledge of this art had its golden age at some remote period in the past.


Mid 16th century: the Greek and Roman poets' name for the first period of history, when the human race lived in an ideal state.

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