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Definition of gilded adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1covered with a thin layer of gold or gold paint a gilded picture frame
  2. 2(literary) rich and belonging to the upper class the gilded youth (= rich, upper-class, young people) of the Edwardian era a gilded age (= time of success and wealth) of industrial expansion
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