gold leaf


Definition of gold leaf 

: an extremely thin sheet of gold that is used especially for gilding

Examples of gold leaf in a Sentence

a frame covered with gold leaf

Recent Examples on the Web

Sometimes the gold leaf falls off the ceiling and onto my steak. Devra First,, "Yelp reviews by the president," 25 June 2018 On the Waterfall necklace, shown here, a sequence of South Sea pearls and diamonds appear to hang magically on a Sakura gold leaf. Vogue, "From Ana Khouri to Tasaki, A Survey of Couture Week’s Coolest Jewels," 9 July 2018 Its walls and crown moldings are adorned with $3 million in 22-carat gold leaf, and even features an 18-seat home IMAX theater. Anne Geggis,, "South Florida's priciest mansion to get adjusted tax bill," 7 June 2018 The room's design stayed true to Dior's love for monochromatic palettes, while also emphasizing the gold accents of his latest collection, including a silk chiffon skirt hemmed with gold leaf and a silk chiffon dress with silver and gold embroidery. Christina Oehler, ELLE Decor, "Christian Dior's Paris Fashion Week Venue Is The Most Calming Thing You'll See Today," 13 July 2016 And a building nicknamed the Haunted House is slathered in gold leaf, like an early Renaissance panel painting. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "Shape-Shifting Art Tower Completes Prada’s City Within a City," 15 June 2018 Guests can also order in-house by the slice or pre-order a whole lemon tiara cake decorated with fresh rose petals and touches of gold leaf or strawberry poppy-seed cake. Carolina Gusman,, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018 Each is stamped in gold leaf on the spine with the name of a first-, second- or third-generation immigrant to the United States who has been culturally significant to American society, like Steve Jobs whose father came from Syria. New York Times, "New Triennial Offers Artists the Canvas of Cleveland," 11 July 2018 Each person’s head is surrounded by a halo and emerges from a gold leaf background. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "Artists explore American identity in Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibit," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of gold leaf

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gold leaf was circa 1741

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English Language Learners Definition of gold leaf

: a very thin sheet of gold used especially to decorate a surface

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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