golden age


Definition of golden age

: a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement

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Synonyms & Antonyms for golden age


belle epoque (or belle époque), renaissance


dark age

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Examples of golden age in a Sentence

the golden age of art a golden age for our country

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USA TODAY Comedy films flourished during the 1980s — a golden age of comedy in American cinema. Charles Stockdale, USA TODAY, "The 75 best movie comedies of the '80s," 20 Apr. 2018 The improbable rivalry between Stephen Curry and LeBron James has ushered in a golden age for the NBA. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "How LeBron James Became Stephen Curry," 20 Dec. 2018 During the golden age of Hollywood, fully realized fantasy was practically a prerequisite to dazzle on the big screen. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Best Old Hollywood Movies to Inspire a Legendary Holiday Beauty Look," 15 Dec. 2018 Olivia Jaimes/Andrews McMeel Few gag-a-day strips from the golden age of newspaper comics are as beloved by aficionados while remaining so obscure to the general public as Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Nancy, a 1930s comic strip, was the funniest thing I read in 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 The town’s golden age has since passed, but its longstanding legacy is no less visible. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019 But that once shimmering golden age of pinball is now gone, and now only one remains. Peter Rugg, Popular Mechanics, "Inside America's Last Great Pinball Factory," 27 Mar. 2017 American cookie decorating stretches back to colonial days, but there has never been a golden age like this one. Alison Roman, The Seattle Times, "‘We are all connected by cookies’: A tribe with a bond stronger than royal icing," 12 Dec. 2018 This being the golden age of #sponcon, naturally, some fans were concerned as to the authenticity of Teigen's headband enthusiasm. Emily Wang, Allure, "Chrissy Teigen's "Headband of the Day" Is My Favorite Thing on Instagram," 10 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of golden age

1555, in the meaning defined above

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: a time of great happiness, success, and achievement

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