golden age


: a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement

Examples of golden age in a Sentence

the golden age of art a golden age for our country
Recent Examples on the Web Under the black flag Overall, around 4,000 sea dogs plagued the world’s sea lanes during the golden age of piracy. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 May 2024 After dinner, stop by the Champagne bar for a celebration that will transport you back to the golden age of luxury travel. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 23 May 2024 The immersive exhibition traces the development of the major Hollywood studios and the golden age of film in the early 20th century through the perspective of Jewish immigrants who were at the heart of the industry’s establishment. Kaitlyn Huamani, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2024 Edward Low, the meanest pirate of the golden age, banned drunkenness at times of attack. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for golden age 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden age was in the 15th century

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“Golden age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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