golden age


Definition of golden age

: a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement

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Examples of golden age in a Sentence

the golden age of art a golden age for our country
Recent Examples on the Web Peter Morris/Fairfax Media, via Getty Images Abbey Simon, an American pianist celebrated for a style that harked back to an earlier, golden age of keyboard prowess, died on Wednesday at his home in Geneva. Margalit Fox, New York Times, "Abbey Simon, Masterly Pianist, Dies at 99," 21 Dec. 2019 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad dining-car china, still considered one of the nation’s most beautiful china patterns that dates from the golden age of railroad travel, is back. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "The fancy blue-and-white china from the old B&O Railroad dining cars is back, as heavy-duty paper plates," 21 Nov. 2019 By most accounts, Broadway is enjoying a new golden age, an era marked by arty musicals, powerhouse dramas and year after year of record-breaking grosses. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Five Things to Watch For at Sunday’s Tony Awards," 8 June 2019 But first, the Donald Trump presidential era has been something of a golden age for the sale of political books. The Christian Science Monitor, "A life overflowing with meaning," 8 Nov. 2019 Selena lounges on the hood of an old-school car with loose Hollywood waves, looking straight out of the golden age of Hollywood. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Stars in the New Puma Campaign for the Brand’s Latest Cali Remix Drop," 5 Aug. 2019 Majolie was one of a powerful group of women who dominated the studio during its golden age, from 1930-1970. Nathalia Holt, Time, "The Forgotten Women Who Helped Shape the Look of Disney Animation," 22 Oct. 2019 Myron Bloom, one of the most distinguished French horn players of his generation and a force in molding the sound of the Cleveland Orchestra during its golden age under the demanding conductor George Szell, died Thursday in Bloomington, Ind., "Most read on," 29 Sep. 2019 In the center of India, the city of Pune and the Maratha hills, flush with loot, entered their golden age. The New York Review of Books, "‘Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India’," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of golden age

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden age.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of golden age

: a time of great happiness, success, and achievement

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