golden age

noun

Definition of golden age 

: a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement

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Synonyms & Antonyms for golden age

Synonyms

belle epoque (or belle époque), renaissance

Antonyms

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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This may be the golden age of TV, but live coverage of royal spectacles is a dying line. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, "Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spark social media commentary that outshines TV pundits," 19 May 2018 The collection highlights candid photographs of punk's golden age alongside evocative shots of New York City to produce an immersive visual experience, curated to support and elevate emerging talent. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "Blondie Set to Perform at Vans House Party in Brooklyn With Liz Phair and SASAMI," 10 July 2018 With a golden age of players ready to blossom, the nation expects. SI.com, "'It's Good for Us': Eden Hazard Eyes World Cup Glory Following Portugal, Spain & Argentina Exits," 2 July 2018 The spinoff is set in Westeros’ golden Age of Heroes, thousands of years in the past. refinery29.com, "HBO Is Making A Game of Thrones Spinoff & We’ve Got Some Ideas," 9 June 2018 The unremitting awfulness of the George W. Bush presidency - particularly its early years - has been rewritten in a faction of the liberal imagination as a kind of golden age when political debate was more honest and fact-driven. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Donald Trump may be best thing that ever happened to George W. Bush," 13 May 2018 The rise of the golden age of television and streaming—once that occurred, people’s calculus changed. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Will Hollywood Ever Make Another Children of Men?," 9 Apr. 2018 The end of the golden age of corporate cosmopolitanism may make some governments feel more secure. The Economist, "Corporate citizens of somewhere," 22 Mar. 2018 Patrick Ewing leading the Hoyas a national title in 1985 highlighted what is known as the golden age of Hoyas hoops. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "The Flutie Effect: How UMBC can Benefit From Historic NCAA Tournament Upset," 17 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of golden age

1555, in the meaning defined above

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golden age

noun

English Language Learners Definition of golden age

: a time of great happiness, success, and achievement

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