Definition of gilding in English:

gilding

Syllabification: gild·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈgildiNG
 
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noun

  • 1The process of applying gold leaf or gold paint.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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