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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Hip-hop buffs know that Eric B. & Rakim are giants of the genre’s golden age. John Adamian,, "Hip-Hop Royalty Eric B. And Rakim To Perform At Oakdale Dome," 7 Apr. 2018 Investigative journalism, that's what's really having its golden age. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Mara Liasson and Emma Brown Know the Advantages of Being a Female Journalist," 29 Oct. 2018 What were your favorite NYC clubs in the golden age of jazz? David Netto, Town & Country, "Legendary Bandleader Peter Duchin Shares the One Thing People Don't Know About Jackie Kennedy," 26 Oct. 2018 Those two little caterpillars resting above your eyes are in the heyday of their golden age. Sable Yong, Allure, "How to Contour Your Brows With Benefit's New 4-in-1 Brow Contour Pro," 6 Aug. 2018 Unlike anniversary collections celebrating the golden age of the present, the forthcoming Too Faced birthday collection is inspired by the brand's '90s roots. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Too Faced's 20th Birthday Collection Will Stoke Your '90s Nostalgia," 3 May 2018 Of course, the 1980s wouldn’t have been such a golden age of humor without so many great comedic actors. Charles Stockdale, USA TODAY, "The 75 best movie comedies of the '80s," 20 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of golden age

1555, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of golden age

: a time of great happiness, success, and achievement

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