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English definition of “gilded”

gilded

adjective     /ˈɡɪl.dɪd/
[before noun] covered with a thin layer of gold or a substance that looks like gold : The gilded dome of the cathedral rises above the city . → Synonym gilt adjectiveMetals and metalworkingChemical elementsCovering and adding layers literary rich or of a higher social class : The story revolves around the gilded youth of the 1920s and their glittering lifestyles .Wealthy people
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