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gilding

the application of gold leaf; something used to create a deceptively alluring aspect
Not to be confused with:
gelding – a castrated male animal; a eunuch

gild·ing

 (gĭl′dĭng)
n.
1. The art or process of applying gilt to a surface.
2. A thin layer of gold or a paint containing or simulating gold; gilt.
3. Something used to give a superficially attractive appearance.

gilding

(ˈɡɪldɪŋ)
n
1. (Art Terms) the act or art of applying gilt to a surface
2. (Art Terms) the surface so produced
3. (Art Terms) another word for gilt12

gilding

Covering an object with gold.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gilding - a coating of gold or of something that looks like goldgilding - a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
coating, coat - a thin layer covering something; "a second coat of paint"
Translations
kultaaminenkultauslehtikulta

gilding

[ˈgɪldɪŋ] Ndoradura f, dorado m

gilding

nVergoldung f
References in classic literature ?
This was done by polishing and varnishing it, and by gilding the carved work of the elbows, and likewise the oaken flowers of the back.
"The gilding decays, But hog's leather stays!" said the walls.
He rested again until the sun was well up and gilding the great river with its splendor, and then he plunged into the stream.
The chill beauty of an autumnal sunset was now gilding the three hill-tops, whence a paler tint stole down their sides into the hollow.
But if magnificence and splendor were displayed in any one particular part of this palace more than another, - if anything could be preferred to the wonderful arrangement of the interior, to the sumptuousness of the gilding, and to the profusion of the paintings and statues, it would be the park and gardens of Vaux.