Part of speech: adjective

Gilded; yellow like gold.

Part of speech: noun

A thin overlay of gold.

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Usage examples "gilt":

  1. The windows were packed with spectators, and the crowds who intended to accompany the pilgrimage were already gathering, with their painted and gilt candles, from every corner of the town. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
  2. Before I could get away from him, he had thrust upon me the small gilt cage he always carried about with him, and had but just now tossed on the ground. - "The Fairies and the Christmas Child", Lilian Gask.
  3. Her happiness in the walk with her brother and her friend- the pair of them united by her companionship, both of them showing they counted her their comrade- was the nearest to the radiant day before she landed on an island, and imagined happiness grew here, and found it to be gilt thorns, loud mockery. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.