silver age


Definition of silver age

: a historical period of achievement secondary to that of a golden age

Examples of silver age in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After its first five glorious years, the Lampoon had gradually transitioned to a silver age, and then to an age of progressively baser metals. Benjamin Wallace, HWD, "Can Anyone Repair National Lampoon’s Devastated Brand?," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of silver age

1565, in the meaning defined above

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“Silver age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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