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giltadjective

uk   us   /ɡɪlt/
covered with a thin layer of gold or a substance that is intended to look like it: a gilt picture frame It's not solid gold - it's just gilt.

giltnoun

uk   us   /ɡɪlt/

gilt noun (SURFACE)

[U] a very thin layer of gold, silver, or a similar substance, used to cover the surface of something: a silver gilt crucifix gilt lettering

gilt noun (MONEY)

gilts [plural] (also gilt-edged securities) UK specialized a type of investment offered by the government that pays a fixed rate of interest and is considered low-risk
Translations of “gilt”
in Vietnamese vàng mạ…
in Spanish dorado…
in Thai ทองคำ หรือวัตถุคล้ายทอง…
in Malaysian sepuhan air emas…
in French dorure, doré…
in German die Vergoldung, vergoldet…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鍍金的, 塗金的…
in Indonesian lapisan emas…
in Russian позолота…
in Turkish altın kaplama, yaldızlı kaplama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 镀金的, 涂金的…
in Polish złocenie…
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