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gilt

Pronunciation: /gɪlt/

Translation of gilt in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (finish) dorado (masculine) to take the gilt off the gingerbread (British English/inglés británico) quitarle la gracia a algo (before noun/delante del nombre) [finish/frame] dorado
    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.
  • 2
    (gilts plural)
    [Finance] (British English/inglés británico) papel (masculine) del estado
    Example sentences
    • It is almost certainly better than leaving your money in the bank or buying fixed interest investments such as government gilts.
    • People are selling stock to buy gilts (UK government bonds).
    • That meant investing more in safer government gilts.

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