Definition of golden in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊld(ə)n/


1Coloured or shining like gold: curls of glossy golden hair miles of golden sand
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  • Her eyes were alight, her hair flaxen, her golden skin shining with more than just the glow of youth.
  • His silver armor gleamed under the bright golden light that shone like a tiny sun high above in a dome-shaped ceiling.
  • She had beautiful golden hair that shone in the light of the room.
2Made or consisting of gold: a golden crown
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  • The sultan escorted the prince, wearing a gold crown, to a golden chair on the dais.
  • A golden crown was upon my head, and my gown was flowing.
  • Prince Alvin was wearing a brilliant black, velvet tailcoat and black britches that looked stunning with his golden crown.
3(Of a period) very happy and prosperous: those golden days before World War I
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  • The Epic Period was a golden era in Indian philosophical thought because of the tolerance of different opinions and teachings.
  • The last 10 years have been a golden period, with most players earning good money.
  • Tracy Noone has been the county's regular top scorer during the golden period from 1999, but missed last year on her American sabbatical.
successful, prosperous, flourishing, thriving;
favourable, propitious, auspicious, providential, encouraging, lucky, fortunate;
happy, joyful, delightful, glorious, precious, treasured
3.1(Of an opportunity) very favourable: a golden opportunity to boost foreign trade
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  • The Chancellor has missed a golden opportunity to boost the Government's strategy to cut smoking rates and improve the nation's health.
  • The World Cup in Japan and South Korea is seen by the industry as a golden opportunity to attract new gamblers to online betting.
  • If you want a film career as expansive and successful as Michael Jackson's, perhaps you should consider looking into this golden opportunity.
excellent, fine, superb, splendid, tremendous, special, unique, favourable, opportune, exciting, promising, bright, brilliant, rosy, full of promise, optimistic, hopeful, advantageous, profitable, valuable, fortunate, providential, auspicious, propitious
4(Of a singing voice) rich and smooth: a choir of young golden voices
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  • Just then, a golden voice in his mind gave a suggestion.
  • He gave a low chuckle and the golden voice whispered in my ear.
  • Her golden voice gave me shivers up my spine for some unknown reason.



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  • The upper cloth of Seetha's sari is goldenly silky and thus it will have a tinge of reddish brown hue, like the outer edge of the tongue of fire.
  • So evenly and crisply does it toast, so steamy and toasty is the smell that rises as it does, so perfectly and goldenly does it take the butter.
  • The rain ceased and the sun began to burst out goldenly now and again between the rents in the clouds, burnishing the gray seas with copper-hued radiance, and lighting up the mists that curtained the Island's red shores with gleams of gold foretokening a fine day after all.

Words that rhyme with golden

beholden, embolden, olden

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Line breaks: gold¦en

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