\ ˈgȯd How to pronounce gaud (audio) , ˈgäd \

Definition of gaud

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Examples of gaud in a Sentence

some tacky little gaud that they had picked up at a souvenir stand at an amusement park
Recent Examples on the Web At the other end is the caricature, butt of flabby jokes, trussed in Las Vegas gaud, voice prostituted to a huge orchestra. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Aug. 2019 Even its colors, silver and space gray, seem to have been chosen for their lack of gaud—no blingy gold model here. David Pierce, WIRED, 3 Nov. 2017 In their novels, the disorienting clash between Soviet gloom and American gaud is the source of dramatic tension, exploited for tragedy and, more often, comedy. Nathaniel Rich, New York Times, 24 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of gaud

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gaud

Middle English gaude

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“Gaud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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