gilded Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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uk   us   /ˈɡɪl.dɪd/
[before noun] covered with a ​thinlayer of ​gold or a ​substance that ​looks like ​gold: The gilded ​dome of the ​cathedralrises above the ​city.
literary rich or of a ​highersocialclass: The ​storyrevolves around the gilded youth of the 1920s and ​theirglitteringlifestyles.
(Definition of gilded from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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