Definition of vermeil

1 \ ˈvər-​məl How to pronounce vermeil (audio) , -​ˌmāl \ : vermilion
2 \ ver-​ˈmā How to pronounce vermeil (audio) , vər-​ \ : gilded silver

Other Words from vermeil

vermeil adjective

Examples of vermeil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This 12 day calendar will be filled with some of Missoma’s best-selling 18k gold vermeil jewelry, including the Mini Spike Charm Hoops, the Gold Bobble Chain Anklet, and the Gold Sphere Hair Clip. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 8 July 2022 Using a mix of sterling silver and 24-karat gold vermeil, the artisans have managed to create more precise detailing on the trophy. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 May 2022 Weathers sets her etched, pierced and molded glass into sterling silver, vermeil and gold jewelry. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 The collaboration between Mejuri and Lyons – who also stars in the campaign – features two new takes on the signet pinky ring, which are handcrafted in engravable 14k solid gold and 18k gold vermeil with a beveled edge onyx stone. Brittany Talarico,, 18 Feb. 2022 The company has created this same sterling silver and 24-karat gold vermeil piece since 1977, and has also designed and handcrafted other celebrated trophies such as the WNBA Championship Trophy and the NBA Finals MVP Bill Russel Trophy. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2022 The surroundings there are already familiar, and not the formal opulence of the White House residence, which remains decorated with the pastel palette of former first lady Melania Trump, tinged with a good amount of gold vermeil accessories. Kate Bennett, CNN, 20 Jan. 2022 Available as a single or pair, they’re made of eco-friendly 14-karat gold vermeil and finished with white topaz gemstones. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Jan. 2022 Each necklace, from a limited edition of 50, is made of oakwood and either sterling silver or vermeil and features a pendant in Nevelson’s elegantly abstract sculptural manner, housed in a black box engraved with the artist’s signature. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vermeil.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of vermeil

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vermeil

borrowed from Middle French, from vermeil "bright red" — more at vermilion

Learn More About vermeil

Time Traveler for vermeil

Time Traveler

The first known use of vermeil was in 1530

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near vermeil




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for vermeil

Last Updated

20 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Vermeil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on vermeil Encyclopedia article about vermeil


Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!