gold·​smith | \ ˈgōl(d)-ˌsmith How to pronounce goldsmith (audio) \

Definition of goldsmith

: one who makes or deals in articles of gold

Examples of goldsmith in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1919, Mario Buccellati, a goldsmith from Ancona, Italy, opened his first boutique, attracting aesthetes like the poet-nationalist Gabriele D’Annunzio. New York Times, 2 June 2022 Two new tiaras have also been specially created to celebrate contemporary British craftsmanship: one by goldsmith Christopher Thompson Royds and one by jewelry designer Kiki McDonough. Carol Woolton, Vogue, 16 June 2022 Then her mother came to visit, bought an ancient coin as a souvenir, and asked for help finding a local goldsmith to turn it into a piece of jewelry. Elizabeth Cantrell, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2022 In the 1960s, Man Ray started a collaboration with the Italian goldsmith GianCarlo Montebello. Kate Matthams, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Born in Florence around 1386 and initially trained as a goldsmith, Donatello went on to study classical sculpture and develop an array of innovative techniques within the medium. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Mar. 2022 McShea started out in photography while Mosa trained as a goldsmith, but the two, now partners in work and in life, have long been preoccupied with the interaction between fabric and the elements. New York Times, 24 Jan. 2022 Born in Nuremberg as the son of a goldsmith, Dürer had the peripatetic early career known as Wanderjahre, journeyman years. Dominic Green, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2022 Among them, embroiderers Lesage and Atelier Montex, goldsmith Goossens, the hatter Maison Michel, the feather worker Lemarié, the pleater Lognon, and the shoemaker Massaro. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of goldsmith

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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gold·​smith | \ ˈgōld-ˌsmith How to pronounce goldsmith (audio) \

Kids Definition of goldsmith

: a person who makes or sells items of gold

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Gold·​smith | \ ˈgōl(d)-ˌsmith How to pronounce Goldsmith (audio) \

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