silver age

noun

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

Examples of silver age in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To modern readers, the silver age comics of the early Marvel era may read as kind of hokey. Joe George, Men's Health, 16 Feb. 2023 That was its golden age, its silver age, its platinum. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 10 Nov. 2021 The silver age wrapped up with Walt Disney and his animators balancing the visual ambition of Fantasia with the storytelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Josh Spiegel, Vulture, 11 Jan. 2021 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, 1 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silver age was in 1565

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“Silver age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20age. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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