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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Investigative journalism is definitely having a golden age. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Mara Liasson and Emma Brown Know the Advantages of Being a Female Journalist," 29 Oct. 2018 In Hollywood’s golden age, no one made urbane, sophisticated romantic comedies like Ernst Lubitsch. Kenneth Turan, latimes.com, "The Lubitsch touch comes to Westwood," 4 July 2018 In Hollywood’s golden age of the 1940s and 1950s, cigarettes were as much a part of movies as opening credits. Travis M. Andrews, miamiherald, "Streaming services such as Netflix have more sex, violence — and, it turns out, smoking | Miami Herald," 19 Mar. 2018 In the golden age of Hollywood where glamour reigned supreme, decorating ones' home to feel as luxurious as a high-end hotel was de rigueur. Heather Corcoran, ELLE Decor, "How to Bring Old Hollywood Into Your Home," 19 Mar. 2019 For many people, the golden age of LucasArts had drawn to a close. Michael Thompson, Ars Technica, "Drawn together: The love affair between comics and games," 24 Dec. 2018 All the greats of the golden age of American design were. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "7 reasons the design industry may have forgotten Yves Béhar," 22 Aug. 2018 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

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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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