Definition of gold leaf in English:

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gold leaf

Pronunciation: /ˈˌɡōl(d) ˈlēf/


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.

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Syllabification: gold leaf

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