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gilt 1

Syllabification: gilt

adjective

Covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint.
Example sentences
  • With the look of genuine horror he relates how some people even made a living burning old gilt frames for the gold.
  • It was woven and plaited in a manner similar to lace making, then mounted with gold or gilt fittings.
  • The interior of the restaurant is straight out of 1950s Brooklyn - goldish paint, plaster busts and gilt mirrors create a very old-fashioned feel.

noun

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Gold leaf or gold paint applied in a thin layer to a surface.
Example sentences
  • Follow the application instructions for your choice of finish, paint or gilt.
  • Let us peel away some of the layers of gilt and glimpse at some of the failures.
  • Crafted in silver and gilt, the 60-cm high trophy features a golden globe held aloft by three silver columns.

Origin

Middle English: archaic past participle of gild1.

Words that rhyme with gilt

atilt, built, guilt, hilt, jilt, kilt, lilt, quilt, silt, spilt, stilt, tilt, upbuilt, wilt

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gilt 2 Syllabification: gilt

noun

A young sow.
Example sentences
  • The first strategy, used largely with maternal lines that are genetically lean, is to increase the gilt's body fat content during the prebreeding period.
  • Furthermore, fewer postural changes by the gilt may be an advantageous behavior to help lessen the incidence of pre-weaning piglet mortality.
  • Diets for gilts and the breeding herd should contain the better quality feed grains, free from spoilage, molds, and mycotoxins.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse gyltr.

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