Definition of gilding in English:

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gilding

Pronunciation: /ˈɡildiNG/

noun

1The process of applying gold leaf or gold paint.
Example sentences
  • Gold leaf used in gilding is made in much the same way.
  • The dome restoration was made possible by two private gifts that funded all of the gold leaf used in the gilding as well as other parts of the restoration.
  • With this in mind she was determined to completely remove all dirt and corrosion from the domes before the gilding began and pioneered a method to do so.
1.1The material used in, or the surface produced by applying gold leaf or gold paint.
Example sentences
  • Later dessert flatware, whether matching the dinner service or not, often had extra embellishment in the form of gilding and/or engraving.
  • The public rooms are short on marble and gilding, and long on rustic wood panelling.
  • The Rococo style, characterized by lavish ornamentation, organic forms and the use of gilding, grew to its height in 18th century France.

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Syllabification: gild·ing

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