golden age


: a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement

Example Sentences

the golden age of art a golden age for our country
Recent Examples on the Web During marquetry’s golden age, in the 16th and 17th centuries, the technique was used as a decorative element for furniture. Yusra Farzan, Los Angeles Times, 31 Dec. 2022 The next iteration of on-campus radio was KUOA, an AM station that formed during the golden age of radio for the U.S. at the beginning of the 1920s, and lasted for roughly a decade. April Wallace, Arkansas Online, 22 Dec. 2022 Debut feature of Horna Sosa which follows six wrestlers during the golden age of wrestling in Panama which spans the sixties through the eighties. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 30 Nov. 2022 Nearby, cruise ships drop off passengers to explore the shore from which Blackbeard and Anne Bonny launched raids during the golden age of piracy. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Oct. 2022 Walton entered the workforce during what was arguably the golden age of Instagram, a less professionalized era of social media when connecting with others, rather than hawking one’s lifestyle, felt more like the point. Eliza Brooke, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Dec. 2022 The whole premise is the golden age of air travel (not to Disney with screaming children), with drinks from around the world, straight out of a Jacqueline Susann novel, or James Bond. Kara Baskin,, 16 Dec. 2022 There is a tale from the golden age of Hollywood that illustrates Del Oro’s spirit. Callum Mclennan, Variety, 28 Nov. 2022 Drawing on elements like big band, bossa nova, and film scores from the golden age of Hollywood, the album is a lush and lofty epic that spins fictional vintage narratives into song. Time, 20 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 31 Jan. 2023.

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